Megan MacDowell has worked on forest conservation in Latin America for more than 15 years, most recently leading the Amazon Headwaters Conservation Initiative at the New Venture Fund. She previously served as the DC office Director at the Amazon Conservation Association, where she focused on biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihood initiatives in the Andes-Amazon regions of Peru and Bolivia. Megan also developed communication and behavior change strategies for Conservation International’s international field programs.
Megan has worked on projects for the Nature Conservancy’s Brazil program and for the World Wildlife Fund’s conservation science programs. Additionally, she has led ecology and sustainable development study abroad programs in Brazil and Costa Rica for Antioch Education Abroad and International Student Volunteers.
Megan holds a B.S. in biology and environmental studies from Swarthmore College and an M.S. in sustainable development and conservation biology from the University of Maryland.