Deanne DiPietro, M.A.
Deanne DiPietro is a geographer with over 25 years of experience in conservation, science communications, information technology, and climate change. She holds a B.S. in Botany and M.A. in Geography from UC Davis. As Senior Science Coordinator at Conservation Biology Institute, Ms. DiPietro promotes a scientific approach to conservation planning by managing projects and diverse teams that combine specialized scientific expertise, spatial and remote sensing analyses, custom online tools, and facilitation support. Areas of expertise include: co-production of science-based conservation solutions, stakeholder engagement and partnership-building, digital library and online tool development, and science writing and communications. She has worked with environmental organizations at the national, state, and local levels, with a focus on making science accessible to managers and decision-makers. Ms. DiPietro has been instrumental in developing state and national-level data access websites, including the California Environmental Resource Evaluation System (CERES), the state's first environmental data catalog; the California Climate Commons, an online library of climate change science and data for conservation practitioners; and the National Landscape Conservation Cooperative's data portal on Sciencebase. Ms. DiPietro is located in the North San Francisco Bay Area.