Shannon Noelle Rivera is a conservation scientist based in Hawaiʻi largely focused on wildlife crime and the importance of intersections within conservation practice. She holds a Master's degree in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law with a concentration in illegal wildlife trade from the University of Winchester and a double Bachelorʻs in Environmental Studies and Gender & Conflict Resolution with a minor in Zoology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Shannon is currently pursuing a second Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy through the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the University of Catalonia. With an international focus, Shannon has developed experience throughout Southeast Asia, Latin America, Oceania, and North America on various conservation initiatives involving wildlife trafficking, wildlife rehabilitation, forestry, and environmental urban planning.
Intern Year(s): 2021
Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Program: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service