Executive Director

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.



Stacy’s passion for details and accuracy serves us well in her bookkeeping role here at EFTA. She has lived in Boulder County for 25 years and has grown to love the the Rocky Mountains which has fueled her desire to be a faithful steward of the earth by protecting and preserving our natural resources. She believes that it is in the small actions that we take each day that make a difference in shaping our future. When she is not in the office, she loves being with her family, practicing yoga and mountain biking with her energetic, canine companion running along side her!


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.


Graphic Design

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.


World Migratory Bird Day Caribbean Program Coordinator

Sheylda was born in Würzburg, Bavaria and raised between the US, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and Germany. She is grateful for her beautiful upbringing and recognizes that the mixture of cultures she has experienced throughout her life has helped her appreciate a multitude of societal differences. Sheylda obtained a Pre-Veterinary certificate from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree from the Metropolitan University in Cupey, Puerto Rico. She is currently finishing her PhD in Ecology, from the University of Turabo, where she has worked as part of the faculty since 2007. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo.


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.


Sales/Marketing Development & 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.


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.