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Mae Lacey is the Conservation GIS Analyst at the Center for Conservation Innovation within Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, DC, where she works to find innovative solutions to conservation issues through science, technology, and policy. Mae supports her organization’s geospatial needs by providing maps for reports and blogs, StoryMaps and apps for outreach, and spatial analyses for scientific publications or to inform policy-making decisions. Mae has worked on a variety of issues including refuge expansion and 30x30, oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic, coexistence with wolves and grizzly bears, U.S.-Mexico border wall removal, and community science tools for beaver conservation. Before joining Defenders, Mae worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitoring and tracking common terns and endangered roseate terns in Connecticut. Mae received a B.S. in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, a Certificate in GIS from Penn State University, and is currently working on her thesis to complete her M.S. in Spatial Data Science at Penn State