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Public Affairs Staff

Public Affairs staff manages the Society’s public policy and media initiatives. Working closely with its elected leadership, we facilitate opportunities for members to engage beyond the scientific community through media contacts, press releases, social media, briefings, and one-on-one meetings with policymakers. We provide media and policy training to our members, in addition to bimonthly updates on national policy developments relevant to this ecological community.
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Alison Mize
Director of Public Affairs
202.833.8773, ext. 205

Heidi Swanson
Public Information Manager
202.833.8773 ext. 211

Nicole Zimmerman
Public Affairs Manager
202.833.8773 ext. 224


Public Affairs Committee

Laura Petes, NOAA (2020-2023)

Karen Lips, University of Maryland (2020-2023)

Tim Male, Chair, Environmental Policy Innovation Center (2020-2023)

Ann Bartuska, Resources for the Future (2019-2022)

Astrid Caldas, Union of Concerned Scientists (2020-2023)

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Rattling Leaf Consulting, LLC 2020-2023)

Ayos Deas, Student Representative (2021-2024)