Before founding Environment for the Americas, Susan worked for a variety of conservation organizations, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in addition to serving as a consultant for the Continental Divide Land Trust and other groups. She is convinced that community-based conservation, education, and partnerships are essential to conserve the planet’s migratory bird species. When she’s not in meetings, Susan loves to escape to her beloved Rocky Mountains, where she often spots two of her favorite birds: Wilson’s Warbler and American Dipper.
Diane’s connection with retail sales runs deep – her favorite bird, the Belted Kingfisher, is featured on Canada’s 1986 series $5 note. Her years of customer relations experience enhance EFTA’s interactions with our partners and customers. She has worked as a company owner, educator, and a consultant and knows that customers always come first When you call EFTA to order bird conservation materials, Diane will ensure the process is painless.
Latino Outreach Coordinator
In Dalia’s home country, Venezuela, the Great Kiskadee is called Cristofue because of the loud noises it makes. Dalia has always liked this noisy and gregarious bird, perhaps because it reflects her own strengths. After living in Colorado for the past six years, she has become a mover and shaker in the Boulder County Latino communities. She serves as EFTA’s liaison to Latino communities in Boulder County and helps organize its diversity internship programs.
Just as a Scarlet Macaw adds color and beauty to its environment, Chu-Yu spends her days beautifying the materials EFTA produces. Chu-Yu was born in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in 2008. She believes that design is an essential component of our environment—and our lives. Her degree in Applied Science Graphic Design from the Community College of Denver helps her actualize the team’s ideas to EFTA’s education, communication and outreach materials.
Isabel was born in Bolivia and moved to the United States at the age of 5. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in wildlife and wildland conservation and a minor in environmental science. Isabel was a Celebrate Birds intern in Newport, Oregon at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking as well as hiking and just being outside!
Program Assistant, Writer/ Editor
Carol’s career has been focused on bird conservation since 1995, but her love of birds started in childhood through the influence of her ornithologist father. She coordinated the award-winning Park Flight Migratory Bird Program, working with the National Park Service, University of Arizona, Environment for the Americas, and other partners to implement bird monitoring and education projects and technical exchange in national parks across the U.S. and in 21 other Western Hemisphere countries. One of Carol’s favorite backyard birds is the Mountain Bluebird.
World Migratory Bird Day U.S. Program Coordinator
As a Boulder native, Molly spent much of her childhood outdoors and developed a passion for wildlife at an early age. After graduating from the University of Colorado, she worked more than five years at a local wildlife rehabilitation center. Molly believes that through education, awareness and connection, progress will be made in the protection of the natural world. Through EFTA, she puts her beliefs and passion for conservation to work. In her free time, Molly likes to hike, photograph and enjoy Boulder’s beautiful trails and open spaces.
Social Media/Communication Intern
Gabby is a native Coloradan and is currently working on a communication degree and a minor in leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder. She chose the communication major because she believes that good communication is the foundation of any successful business. In her free time, she enjoys photography and hiking.
World Migratory Bird Day Latin America Coordinator
In addition to working with EFTA, Miguel is a Biology student at the Universidad Central de Venezuela studying the birds of Portachuelo. His interest in ornithology started when he was 15 and led him to become part of the Venezuela’s Phelps Ornithological Collection. Through his coordination of WMBD, he hopes to motivate, connect and promote bird conservation across Latin America.