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Dr. Cynthia Jacobson

Dr. Cynthia Jacobson (Cindi) is a conservation social scientist with over 25 years of experience working in conservation policy and management. Prior to starting her consulting business, Innovative Outcomes, she was the Chair of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group of the Arctic Council and Senior Advisor for Arctic Conservation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.  Before working for the USFWS, Cindi was an Assistant Director for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Wildlife Conservation, where she worked for 12 years. She received a B.A. from the University of Colorado and M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University.  The focus of her dissertation work was on transformation of state fish and wildlife agencies.  In 2018, Cindi and her husband Mike moved to the mountains of Colorado where they enjoy abundant wildlife, hiking, skiing and spending time with their four dogs of no particular breed, otherwise known as mutts. (Cindi terms off the Alaska Board in Spring 2025.)

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