Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MIC Member Profile: Mary Rose Nakayama

mary rose nakayamaMary Rose Nakayama
Program Officer
Conservation and Environmental Protection Program
Micronesia Conservation Trust

Mary Rose joined the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) staff in 2007 after serving as one of its founding Board Members since 2002. She earned her Associates degree from the Health Careers Opportunities Program at the College of Micronesia National Camp. She later earned her Bachelors in Applied Science (Coastal Management) from Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia. Mary Rose also holds a Diploma in Conservation Education from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She has managed family businesses, and recently traveled to London, England to present the results of her work for the RARE Program. She has worked for the College of Micronesia, Chuuk Campus as a Conservation Education Coordinator and Research Aid and assisted with developing the Chuuk Biodiversity Strategy and Action plan as part of the NBSAP process. Her consultation work has concentrated on environmental issues including work for The Nature Conservancy and for the Department of Economic Affairs in conjunction with the COP Report. She belongs to numerous community organizations and boards including founding membership to the Board of the Chuuk Conservation Society and holding the Presidency of Guide and Assist Through Awareness, and providing technical assistance and advice to the Epinup Community as they make plans to manage their community-based conservation site.

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