Deanna Albert, Technical Officer

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Deanna has a background in biology, natural resources management, health, safety & environmental standards, and biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean. Her prior experience includes working under projects such as the Matura Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) Education and Outreach Programme; which involved participatory three-dimensional modelling of the Matura ESA alongside the Matura to Matelot community network in Trinidad; as well as her own research on applying the use of participatory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map wildlife habitat in the Caroni Swamp, Trinidad.

She has gained diverse knowledge in the fields of health and safety, facilities management and environmental management; having worked in Trinidad and Tobago in the private sector, government and civil society groups before joining CANARI. Deanna is passionate about participatory natural resource management as being a critical element towards a sustainable future. She believes engaging advocacy and communication methods are imperative tools to empower people to have their voices accounted for in decision-making processes.

Deanna holds an MSc. in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, 2015; and a BSc. Environmental and Natural Resources Management (major) & Biology (minor), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, 2010.