Rebecca Degagne, M.S.
Rebecca Degagne is a Geospatial Scientist and Biologist with 15+ years professional experience in the geospatial sciences and conservation planning. She employs spatial analysis, modeling, remote sensing, and cartographic design to further conservation efforts and support sustainable decision-making. Her multidisciplinary background allows her to lead teams in scientifically-rigorous analysis, convene diverse groups of stakeholders, and communicate findings through engaging presentations.
Prior to joining CBI, Rebecca taught courses in the geospatial sciences at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, where she also worked on numerous projects spanning conservation, environmental science, planning, natural resources, socio-economic, and community mapping. Rebecca earned a B.S. in Ecology & Visual Arts from Juniata College (PA) in 2003 and worked as a field biologist for several years. She completed a M.S. in GIS & Remote Sensing at Humboldt State University (CA) in 2007, mapping ecologically-important, monodominant forests in the tropics using remote sensing techniques.
Rebecca is intrigued by GIS as an interface between multiple disciplines and became a GISP certified professional in 2015. She’s involved in numerous professional organizations, such as the Conservation Remote Sensing Network, Women in Geospatial, and the Society for Conservation GIS, where she’s currently on the Board and Chair of the Communications Committee.