John joined Audubon in 2009 when he was hired by New York City Audubon to direct community science and outreach for the chapter throughout the city. In 2013, he transitioned to the National Audubon Society, first working on the Toyota TogetherGreen program before becoming Audubon’s director of community conservation in 2016 and senior director for bird-friendly communities in 2019. His work at Audubon has focused on making our communities better and safer for birds and expanding Audubon’s urban conservation efforts, personally and through Audubon’s extensive national network and programs like Plants for Birds and Bird-friendly Buildings. He earned his PhD in Zoology from Duke University.

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