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Katie Michels

Katie is the Director of Partnerships at the Conservation Finance Network, where she works to support CFN’s network of partners in order to develop resources, information, and on-the-ground projects. She has worked in the intersections between land conservation, land stewardship, affordable housing, and rural economic development, mostly in the Northeastern US. She has worked at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and a Vermont-based foundation, in roles supporting strategic conservation planning and providing funding and technical assistance to farms and conservation nonprofits. She has worked for land trusts in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Montana. Her masters research investigated how farmers define responsible land stewardship. Katie has a Masters of Environmental Science and an MBA from Yale University, and a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.

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