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Faculty and Staff

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Blanca Cespedes, Ph.D.

Program Co-Director
Blanca Cespedes is a fire ecologist who joined the faculty of the Forestry Program at New Mexico Highlands University in Fall 2016. Now, she is an assistant professor and chair of the…

Brooke Zanetell, Ph.D.

Program Director and PI
Brooke Zanetell is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Natural Resources Management Program at the University of New Mexico – Taos. She is also USDA Program Director of the…

Kari Malen, M.S.

Program Manager
Kari landed in Taos after a five-year stint managing conservation, research, volunteer and education programs in Indonesia and China. Prior to that, she coordinated volunteer conservation programs for the Grand…
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