Areas of Expertise
- Project Management
- Adaptive Management
- Data Analysis
- Research and Technical Communications
Education & Certificates
- M.Sc., Environmental Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
- B.Sc., Botany, Conservation Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teal serves as a Project Assistant for Environmental Incentives, providing monitoring and evaluation, operational, and administrative support to the International Practice Area and the USAID Measuring Impact II project. Teal brings a background in conservation biology and experience using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.
Prior to joining Environmental Incentives, Teal developed an adaptive management plan for the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department in Wisconsin. She also interned with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Belize to create the interpretive center at Glover’s Reef Research Station and to collect and analyze data for the Fisheries Catch Data Collection Program. Additionally, with the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, Teal conducted research in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Galapagos Archipelago allowing her to engage with community stakeholders.
Teal hopes to improve conservation on the ground by supporting implementing teams in the design of adaptive management plans that bridge the needs of communities to that of the environment. Teal is especially interested in sustainable seafood markets and their importance in international development.