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Felicity Maria Burrows, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, joined The Nature Conservancy on October 2, 2006. Ms. Burrows is responsible for collaborating with Government and local community groups to advance natural resource conservation efforts including developing strategies to manage and protect existing and proposed protected areas. She also assists with numerous marine-related projects including The Bahamas marine reserves network management planning efforts, the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystems Working Group, Rare Conservation Pride Campaign for the Bahamian Spiny Lobster led by Friends of the Environment in Abaco Bahamas as well as the coordinator for the Bahamas Spiny Lobster Fishery Improvement Project. Prior to joining the Conservancy she was a contractor in marine science for both I.M. Systems Group and Jardon and Howard Technologies at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science in Silver Spring, Maryland. She assisted with the development of a user-friendly, science-based coastal habitat restoration monitoring manual, and from 2002 to 2006 she worked on the Oceans and Human Health grants team. Felicity has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama, and a master’s degree in Marine Environmental Science from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. It is her love and passion for the natural environment that leads her on a prosperous path in the conservation world!