Michele Archie leads Harbinger Consulting’s public deliberation, economic analysis, and Geotourism work. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana.
Michele has been involved with NAAEE’s Environmental Issues Forums program from its inception, contributed to the Environmental Education Community Engagement Guidelines, and has developed curricula and conducted trainings related to community engagement in public deliberation.
Since 2003, Michele has led Harbinger’s work engaging communities and public lands managers in understanding and expanding economic relationships between national parks and other public lands and their gateway communities. Harbinger has conducted more than 25 of these economic studies, where effective engagement has frequently spurred collaborative sustainable tourism and economic development efforts.
Judy Braus brings to her role as NAAEE Executive Director a wealth of experience in the environmental education profession, with a focus on conservation education, diversity and inclusion, and using the power of education to help create healthier communities that empower local communities, stakeholders, and individuals to help restore and protect the environment. She comes to NAAEE from the National Audubon Society, where she was the Senior Vice President of Education and Centers, overseeing an extensive nationwide network of nature centers and educators. Prior to that, she led the education programs at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the U.S. Peace Corps, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
Sonia Desai She/Her
My career thus far has been centered around Banking and Finance which has left me lacking in purpose, inspiration and passion. My true passion has always been observing and connecting with the natural world with a strong desire to steward and protect it, thus my interest to pursue NC Environmental Education Certificate.
Isa Del Bello
Nina joined NAAEE with a background focused on community-based conservation and social inclusion, from working with mangrove-dependent communities in Madagascar to coordinating a global advisory group to promote women's land rights. After a childhood spent living in Asia and Latin America, Nina is particularly passionate about working across cultures to combine her interests in the environment, sustainable development, and social equity. Nina has a Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University. Through her Master's project, she worked closely with a community-based wildlife management and environmental education project in Gabon, where she conducted community mapping in 10 rural communities to better understand their priorities and concerns related to their natural resources.