Associate Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Erik is an Associate Environmental Scientist with the Resilient Landscapes program, where he focuses on urban ecology, historical ecology and other landscape scale conservation projects. He started his career in Rwanda where he assisted in research on payments for ecosystem services, and later worked on various aspects of conservation in the United States, including endangered species protection, urban forestry, land conservation, and community engagement. Prior to joining SFEI, he worked as a coordinator of urban wildlife programs at the National Wildlife Federation in the Washington DC area. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of Rwanda and a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.