Corina Newsome

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Corina Newsome

Conservation Scientist

Corina Newsome provides essential conservation research, analysis, and review for the National Wildlife Federation, ensuring that sound wildlife science is shaping the Federation’s policy and engagement work. An ornithologist, Newsome is an expert in avian conservation and the critical role birds play in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and works to share their importance with the general public through social media, media appearances, and community engagement.

Prior to joining the National Wildlife Federation, Newsome worked at Georgia Audubon, the Nashville Zoo, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. She was also a steering committee member of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. She holds an M.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern University and a B.S. in Zoo and Wildlife Biology from Malone University.

In addition to her work as a wildlife scientist, Corina is committed to increasing the representation and visibility of Black science professionals for the next generation of STEM experts, and centering the leadership and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in wildlife conservation, environmental education, and exploration of the natural world.

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