Chief of Migratory Birds and Habitat Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region
Nanette has contributed over 25 years in conservation biology within the Migratory Birds and Refuge System programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A native of Hawaii, she began her career with the Service in 1991 working on several remote island Refuges in the Pacific. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Zoology with a focus on Conservation Biology at the University of Hawaii
Nanette has also worked at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and in the Pacific Regional Office and the Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters. In 2012, she returned to Portland to serve as the Chief of the Migratory Birds and Habitat Program for the Pacific Region.
Nanette’s career and passion is deeply rooted in bird conservation. She brings this passion and experience to the Joint Venture and enjoys assisting Pacific Birds in creating the ideal environment for bird habitat conservation. In her spare time, Nanette and her husband enjoy taking their two young daughters out to explore nature as much as possible.