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Stephanie Lu
Conservation Programs Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i

Stephanie Lu received her bachelor's degree in 2002 from Cornell University with a double major in Natural Resources and Resource Economics.  While in school, she worked with the Cooperative Extension doing outreach to NYC inner city kids about water quality and sportsfishing.  She also studied Lake Cayuga benthic sediment movement with the Hairston Research Lab. 
In 2002, Steph moved to the Washington DC metro area to work for NatureServe, a North American conservation information organization that is the parent organization of the Natural Heritage programs, as a Botany Research Assistant to develop data on invasive species around the United States.  She participated as a member of the D.C. Young Non-Profit Leaders, and volunteered with the Inner City Outings arm of the Sierra Club as as a trip supervisor and grantwriter.
Since 2004, Stephanie Lu has been the statewide Conservation Programs Coordinator for the Hawai‘i Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  She is part of the Science Team, assists with conservation action planning and supports many cross-program initiatives the Assistant Natural Resource Manager training program, conservation easement monitoring, and ungulate control strategy development.  She also assists in managing state grants from the state Natural Area Partnership Program.

Steph played a vital role in the current ecoregional plan. The data integrity and logisticalfoundations of the plan were greatly enhanced by her skillful efforts.

This page last revised 18 OCT 2006 by S M Gon III