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Heidi Kretser

Heidi Kretser

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As the Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS’s North America Program, Heidi Kretser works to bring a social science perspective to the existing biological science projects to achieve greater conservation impact. Kretser serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources. Kretser is widely published and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and a variety of regional media outlets. She completed her PhD in the Human Dimensions Research Unit at Cornell University and holds a MS from the Yale School of Forestry.