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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

With a plurality of voices, we will inspire more people and protect more birds and the places we all need.
High school students birding at Lost Maples State Natural Area during a week-long outdoor Conservation Trek hosted by Trinity River Audubon Center. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

We are better together.

Protecting and conserving nature and the environment transcends political, cultural, and social boundaries. Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives will attract the best ideas and harness the greatest passion to shape a healthier, more vibrant future for all of us who share our planet.

Our Work in Communities Across the Hemisphere
Meet the EDIB Team

Lisette Martinez

Chief Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer (she/her/ella)

Robert Harris

Director, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (he/him/his)

A headshot of Laura Aguirre

Laura Aguirre

Program Manager, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (she/her/hers)

Nadia T. Rodriguez

Program Manager, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs)

Learn more about pronouns and why we're including them in our bios here.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Audubon

A photo of a bird perching on a thin branch with greenery on it, clamping down with its beak on two orange and white winged bugs.
Community as a Cornerstone of Conservation
July 19, 2023 — Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and Latino Outdoors support community-centered conservation in San Antonio.
For the Community, From the Community: A Conversation with Marcos Trinidad
January 10, 2023 — Trinidad—center director at Audubon Debs Park in Los Angeles—spoke with us about his roots in LA, his work making the outdoors more inclusive, and his new podcast Human/Nature.
Trust Indigenous Land Stewards to Lead on Global Conservation
December 16, 2022 — Canada’s Indigenous-led conservation initiatives are model solutions for protecting biodiversity
Flying Together Takes Us Further
October 27, 2022 — We need to erase national borders to achieve solutions with hemispheric impact, and join forces to obtain funds that allow for sustainability. More action and less rhetoric in the fight against climate change.
María Gabriela Núñez Montellano holds a White-fronted Woodpecker, a small black and white bird with a long beak.
Systemic Barriers Hinder Bird Research, Say 124 Latin American Ornithologists
October 17, 2022 — A new preprint from scientists across the region asserts that advances in neotropical ornithology will require a stronger commitment to inclusion.

Culture at Audubon

Affinity Groups

Audubon's Affinity Groups are employee-led groups based on shared characteristics, experiences, goals or interests. They create dynamic, safe spaces to build community, facilitate personal and professional development, raise awareness of important issues, and effect change – to ensure individuals from all identities thrive at Audubon. Audubon's Affinity Groups include the Access Affinity Group, Alianza Latina Affinity Group, Allyship Affinity Group, Black Affinity Group, Caretakers Affinity Group, Community Service Affinity Group, Early Career Professionals Affinity Group (ECPAG), People of Color (POC) Affinity Group, LGBTQIA++ (Queer) Affinity Group, and Women's Employee Resource Group (WERG).

Gender Equity and Inclusion

Audubon is committed to cultivating a community workplace that is free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, where all of our flock feels welcome and seen. To that end, we implemented a voluntary initiative for employeesstraight and cisgender, and LGBTQIA+ aliketo proactively share their pronouns in email signatures and interactions to create a more affirming workspace. We also have a suite of policies and materials to help support transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming staff members before, during, and after their transition while working for Audubon. These policies also outline the obligations of Audubon’s Human Resources department, supervisors, and other staff and provide guidance and resources to all employees to support our colleagues during their gender transition.

Building the Future Now

Are you passionate about environmental and climate justice and conservation? We want to work with you! Check our careers page for information and links to our many opportunities, including full-time and part-time work, paid fellowships, and paid internships.

Career, Fellowship, and Community Science Opportunities

Across the country Audubon is helping create the movement of the future. 

Careers: If you share our vision of an equitable and diverse conservation movement that provides a deep sense of belonging for all, we want to work with you. To see and apply for our open positions, check our careers page.

Fellowships: Our fellowship initiative is one facet of the organization's commitment to developing the next generation of leaders. Audubon fellows are leaders-in-training in the disciplines of environmental communications, conservation education, field organizing, field biology, public policy, geospatial information systems, and much more. To learn more about Audubon fellowships, check our fellowships page and then head to our careers page.

Community Science: As part of Audubon’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging we have transitioned from using the term “citizen science” to the more inclusive term “community science.” No matter where a volunteer was born, or how they came to the United States, we value their contribution to our science and conservation programs. To learn more about our community science opportunities, visit our community science page

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
At Audubon, the Outdoors is for Everyone

Audubon welcomes everyone who finds delight in birds and nature. No matter where a volunteer was born, or how they came to the United States, we value their contribution to our science and conservation programs.