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As Biodiversity Specialist and Programs Coordinator at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), Erin Betley provides research and writing support for various CBC projects and is content research specialist for the AMNH traveling exhibitions Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture and Water: H2O=Life. She is author of several scholarly and educational materials on the topics of biodiversity conservation, food, and water, including case studies for the CBC’s Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners and the AMNH Seminars on Science course Water: Environmental Science, a CODiE Award winner for Best Professional Development Solution from the Software & Information Industry Association. Erin also coordinates the CBC’s sea turtle research and conservation project at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Central Pacific. Prior to coming to the CBC, she served as Research and Expedition Coordinator for the No Water No Life nonprofit photodocumentary project in the Columbia River Basin. She also previously served as a fisheries technician with the USDA Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska and the Bureau of Land Management in Eugene, Oregon. Erin holds an MA in Conservation Biology from Columbia University’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and a BA in Biology from Boston University.