Joaquín Aldabe

Joaquín Aldabe, from Uruguay, joined the WHSRN Executive Office as Conservation Specialist to develop a hemispheric program on shorebird conservation in grasslands and rangelands.  Joaquin also supports data analysis and modeling to evaluate population trends and habitat-bird relationships on WHSRN sites to support habitat management.

Through rigorous scientific work and innovative media, Joaquin works with rural producers to generate alternative management proposals. His work combines field ornithology, ecology, statistic modeling, agrarian sciences, and rural extension.

Joaquin has been working on shorebird conservation for 15 years. He was part of the promoting team of Alianza del Pastizal (Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance), and was the first national coordinator of this initiative for five years. He has worked on more than 20 research and bird conservation projects,. He was Conservation Director at Aves de Uruguay, the Birdlife partner in Uruguay for seven years. In that role, Joaquin also served as the coordinator for the  Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA). He has been professor and researcher at the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay for 10 years

Joaquin holds a degree on Biological Sciences, a master’s degree on Ecology and Evolution, and currently is working on his Ph.D. on Agrarian Sciences. He was recently incorporated in the Uruguayan National System of Researchers.

Isadora Angarita-Martínez

Isadora is Colombian by origin and joined the Manomet team in May 2018 as Shorebird Conservation Specialist in the WHSRN Executive Office. She is in charge of promoting the incorporation of shorebirds within national conservation agendas, assessing the uses of resources at WHSRN sites, and building the capacity of partners in ecosystem service assessments. Isadora has been working on the conservation of birds in Colombia and throughout the Western Hemisphere for over 15 years.

Isadora gained her conservation experience through working on research in the field and through engaging with communities in her native Colombia as part of Asociacion Calidris, moving later to South-east Asia to work in conservation of endangered and traded species. Before joining Manomet Isadora worked since 2011 for the BirdLife International Americas Secretariat as the Americas Flyways Coordinator, including representing BirdLife on the WHSRN Hemispheric Council. At BirdLife she supported the development of conservation programs for grassland birds and migratory birds including globally threatened migratory birds, she also developed and help build BirdLife Partners’ capacities on ecosystem services assessments at site scale.

Isadora is a biologist with a major on ornithology from Universidad del Valle in Colombia, completed a Diploma in Endangered Species Management at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and University of Kent (UK) and holds a Master in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Why Manomet?

I am proud of being part of the Manomet team as I believe biodiversity conservation depends on multidimensional approaches, and Manomet is a place where such approaches are developed.  The approaches for biodiversity conservation that Manomet develops have their bases on the best science, research effort, community engagement, land management and land use planning, and strategic partnerships. What conservationist would not want to be part of such an extraordinary team and organization?

Lora Babb

Lora runs Manomet’s U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program. U360 helps create a more sustainable world by engaging both college students and small businesses. U360 is training the next generation of systems managers through its sustainability workshops, career skills development, and opportunity to learn first-hand how sustainability is applied in the real world. Simultaneously, the students connect Manomet with hundreds of small businesses nationwide so we can help them increase their sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. U360 prepares students to tackle complex sustainability challenges, while getting tools into the hands of small business owners who can make changes on the ground today.

Lora received a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School. Prior to Manomet, she founded and directed an environmental education nonprofit, was Director of Marketing & Sustainability for a regional, independent restaurant chain, and held other positions that allowed her to work with countless small businesses on sustainability. Lora’s areas of expertise include business sustainability, climate change, toxins, food systems, and environmental communication.

She was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and still lives there today. When she’s not with working with college students, she enjoys cooking, knitting, being by the ocean, riding her bike, geeking out on law and policy issues, and watching more TV than she’d like to admit!

Why Manomet?

The number one reason I work for Manomet is our mission and approach to creating a more sustainable world. Manomet recognizes the importance of both applying strong science AND engaging people on issues of sustainability – two facets that align with my personal and professional philosophies. By working with a diverse variety of partners – not just people who are already on-board with sustainability – we’re able to facilitate real, meaningful change, and have a profound impact. Additionally, I value Manomet’s ability to think outside the box, be innovative, and tackle challenges that are often overlooked or underserved.

Justin Barrett

Justin Barrett joined Manomet in April 2016 as Development Operations Manager. In this role, he is responsible for managing donor information for Manomet. Through day-to-day operations and donor analytics, he helps to increase the effectiveness of dollars donated in support of Manomet’s mission-driven work.

Justin comes to Manomet after working in various roles at HopeHealth, most recently as the Marketing and Philanthropy Coordinator. He brings years of database experience, data and metric tracking, and extensive event planning. Justin holds a B.A. in Sociology and Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

In his personal life, Justin enjoys birding, hiking, reading, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two children. As an avid birder, Justin serves as the president of the Nasketucket Bird Club. In this role, he enjoys leading birding field trips and educating adults and kids alike about birds.

Why Manomet?

I work at Manomet because it is making amazing progress in the areas that matter most to my family. And to be even a small part of that energy everyday is rewarding. From using science to take care of birds, to creating networks that influence some of the largest life-supporting systems such as our forests and grocery stores, Manomet takes its small name and creates tremendous change for the betterment of the world.

Chris Boudreaux

As Donor Relations Manager, Chris’s work is mostly people-focused. He communicates with existing Manomet donors to let them know how much their support is appreciated, and shows them how their commitment to a sustainable future is helping Manomet make a difference. He also works to identify and cultivate potential new donors so that Manomet can continue to expand its reach and have an even greater impact on building a better world. He accomplishes these goals by developing direct mail and online campaigns and planning outreach and stewardship events.

Chris has a decade of experience in nonprofit development and communications. Most recently, he served as Senior Account Executive at DMW Fundraising, where he managed fundraising programs for more than a dozen nonprofit clients. He also served as the E-Communications Manager at The National WWII Museum and successfully led efforts to transform the Museum’s online fundraising program. He earned a BA from Louisiana State University and an MSc from Suffolk University.

In his free time, Chris enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs. He also loves history, so being in Greater Boston—an area so rich in history—is a special treat.

Why Manomet?

I was drawn to Manomet’s mission and their science-driven, common-sense approach to building a more sustainable world. But what really impresses me is Manomet’s approach. They lead with relationships, then follow with science. That’s such a really unique approach to problem-solving, and I think it’s what makes Manomet so effective. I’m so proud to be a part of this organization, and I go home every day feeling like I helped make a difference.