Rebecca Hanson

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2012
Position: 
Director of Conservation
Organization: 
Squam Lakes Association
Location: 
Holderness, New Hampshire

From dogsled guide to knitting teacher, wolf ecologist to biology teacher, ski instructor to librarian, Rebecca draws on a rich and varied employment history. As the Director of Conservation for the Squam Lakes Association, she oversees all conservation activities for the organization, including invasive plant management and water quality monitoring programs. She co-founded the Squam Conservation Internship in 2012, a competitive, engaging internship program designed to give future conservation leaders the skills and experience needed to effectively move onto the next professional level. In 2013 she designed and compiled the Squam Watershed Report, an annual publication that clearly communicates the conservation work performed by both the SLA and other partner organizations. Rebecca has a master's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Plymouth State University.