Kristin Douglas

photo of Kristin Douglas smiling near a window.

Kristin Douglas is the Production and Outreach Coordinator for the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), where she develops and produces outreach strategies and initiatives. She also produces biodiversity conservation teaching and learning modules for the CBC’s Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP). These are open-access educational materials for conservation educators and professional trainers on a range of conservation topics. In addition, Douglas participates in CBC research that guides and informs decision-makers as they consider conservation, natural resource management, and how to develop capacity to sustain biodiversity.

Prior to joining the CBC, Douglas worked on environmental and conservation initiatives in the non-profit, federal, and private sectors. Her research interests include coral reef ecology, marine fish phylogeography, and conservation education. Douglas holds an MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from the College of William and Mary.

Douglas grew up on a lake in northern Virginia, and she has always preferred spending her free time outdoors—in the water, on horseback, or in the woods. After living in New York City for nearly 10 years, she recently moved to a working farm in Oldwick, New Jersey, to be more immersed in nature while still near the Museum. She says, “I’m passionate about conserving biodiversity, especially coral reef ecosystems. But I also care deeply about developing critical thinking skills in students—it’s an imperative skill not only for future conservation scientists, but for anyone!”