Naomi Tsai

Age: 22
Home Town: Portland, Oregon
Education: B.A. in Organismal Biology and Ecology, Environmental Issues Minor (Colorado College)
Specific Field Interests: Environmental Science, Climate Change, Outdoor Education, Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice
Placement: Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Area of Focus: Education

Fellowship Project: Design educational material and activities for youth and adults to learn about India’s ecosystem and to promote the conservation of endangered species in their natural habitats.

Highlights: Naomi is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellow with the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (Croc Bank) in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. For her Fellowship project, she is designing educational material and activities for youth and adults to learn about India’s ecosystem and to promote the conservation of endangered species in their natural habitats. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Naomi recently graduated with a degree in organismal biology and ecology. While at Colorado College, Naomi worked for the Office of Sustainability, overseeing various green certification programs and serving on the Campus Sustainability Council. She also worked as a lab technician in the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Lab and as a resident advisor. She completed over 300 service hours through the Community Engaged Scholars program, was a backcountry trip leader for the Outdoor Recreation Committee, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Most recently, Naomi worked as a kayak instructor at Trackers Earth, an outdoor education camp in Portland. Naomi is excited to join the AIF Clinton Fellowship and to immerse herself in the local community and culture through service.

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On Conservation and Climate – Part 2

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On Conservation and Climate – Part 1

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