CalTrout is pleased to welcome Lisa Schiavinato to our team as Senior Project Manager for our South Coast and Sierra regions. Based in San Diego, she is leading efforts on public outreach, project management, and development associated with the removal of Rindge Dam, and she is also a lead for CalTrout on water rights issues in the Sierra.
Get to know Lisa from her bio below:
“I am an attorney by education and training and have spent my career at the intersection of law, science, and policy. I have worked across sectors and disciplines to help decision-makers identify solutions to environmental challenges and overcome the policy barriers that can make it difficult to implement those solutions. I am also interested in how groups and individuals make decisions, and the role science can play to help them do that. To help facilitate decision-making, I think it is important to make science accessible and usable to everyone. Science can help empower us all to participate in conversations critical to both human and ecological communities for generations to come.
I have worked on a wide variety of environmental issues, from the public trust doctrine to offshore energy, fisheries and aquaculture, shoreline management, water quality and quantity, land conservation, and restoration. Throughout my career, I have worked with academic, government, and nonprofit organizations in the Gulf of Mexico, on the east coast, and now on the west coast. I think the breadth of my experience will be help me be effective in my role with CalTrout. I am excited to work with our partners and the public on South Coast and Sierra projects that will have positive, long-term impact for our watersheds and the people, fish and wildlife, and native plants that live in them.
On a personal note, I love the outdoors. When I’m not working, you usually will find me hiking, climbing, and exploring the outdoors with family and friends. I also love working with people – especially youth – to help them find their own connection with nature, and I really enjoy hosting nature walks to introduce kids to the wonderful, beautiful world of native plants.”
We are thrilled to have Lisa with CalTrout and excited to see our organization growing more and more each year.
Cover photo by Jeannie Wallen.