Arlyne joined the FOS team as a Senior Program Officer in 2011. She specializes in guiding teams to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their conservation programs. Arlyne is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin where she teaches Conservation Planning in the Environmental Conservation Professional Master’s Program. She’s based on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway near Madison, Wisconsin. Before joining FOS, Arlyne spent 25 years directing international wildlife research and conservation programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Amazonian Ecuador, the Papua New Guinea highlands and in Lao PDR. She has devoted her career to using monitoring and evaluation to uncover solutions to applied conservation problems while building the capacity of the next generation of conservation practitioners.

Languages: English, Spanish, Melanesian Pidgin, Laotian

Interests: Evidence-based conservation, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife hunting and trade, wildlife monitoring, protected area management, traveling to remote corners of the globe to see the world’s 9,000 species of birds


  • Ph.D. Environment and Resources and MSc Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development – Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA Biology – Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

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