As the Conservation Policy Coordinator at Defenders of Wildlife for the past four years, Alli Barra Srinivas has worked on a variety of habitat conservation issues, including federal lands management, building capacity of local land trusts, and transportation and wildlife. She is currently representing Defenders in coalition of groups preparing for the reauthorization of the federal Farm Bill. Alli is a graduate student at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy where she is concentrating on environmental policy. Prior to working at Defenders of Wildlife, Alli lived and worked in Portland, Oregon as the Development Assistant at a small land trust. In her free time, Alli likes to play Ultimate Frisbee, take long walks, read fiction books, cook, and spend time with her husband, Kartik and their two cats, Emmie and Oz.