Shannon Noelle Rivera
• Focused on the Intersections of Conservation •
Shannon Noelle Rivera is a conservation scientist and environmental consultant largely focused on the importance of intersections within conservation practice, including and addressing animal welfare within conservation, identifying gender-sensitive strategies, and exploring under-prioritized areas of the illegal wildlife trade.
Based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Shannon works within Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Australasia as a board member with the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania and co-founded Hawaii’s Society for Conservation Biology Chapter. Shannon has worked throughout Southeast Asia, the Amazon region, Oceania, and North America on wildlife trafficking issues, wildlife rehabilitation, reforestation, and various other conservation initiatives.
• United Nations Institute for Training & Research | Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Master's in International Affairs & Diplomacy
• University of Winchester, 2018
Master of Science, Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, with Distinction
•University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts, Gender & Conflict Resolution
Zoology Minor | Dance Minor
Peace Studies Certification
•University of California, San Diego, 2012
Fundraising and Non-Profit Development Program
•University of Buenos Aires, 2011
Spanish and Dance