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Nell Thompson

Nell Thompson

University of Washington

  • Environmental Science
  • Resource Management

I am a sophomore and Environmental Science and Resource Management major at UW! I am interested in studying rivers, riparian ecosystems, and their connections to human communities. Eventually, I want to help improve communities’ access to clean water. I am particularly interested in how improving public engagement with environmental science and conservation can help communities exercise more agency over their water sources. Besides the environment, I love theatre, playing piano, and my pets.

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The Conservation Scholars Fund directly supports students who are pursuing a career in conservation through the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Effective conservation strategies are inclusive, involving a diversity of stakeholders and incorporating multiple values. Yet, the conservation community does not reflect the collective voice of our country. Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. Our program aims to change that.