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Tara Whalen, Conservationist

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Tara Whalen is a Conservationist at Highstead who works to advance land conservation in New England through innovative financing, funding, and research. Tara joined Highstead full time after completing a Conservation Internship where she explored the role of conservation in the region’s urban landscapes. Before Highstead, Tara worked as an Environmental Educator where she worked to engage communities in the natural sciences and conservation across the rural-urban gradient.

Tara holds an MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School and a BA in Environmental Studies from Stony Brook University.

Tara can be reached at twhalen@highstead.net.