Diana Jacobs

Diana Jacobs




Biography

Diana retired in the fall of 2006 after 25 years working for the State of California in natural resources management and environmental protection. She was Deputy Director-Science Advisor with Department of Fish and Game 1999-2006. From 1984 to 1999, she worked as an ecologist at the California State Lands Commission and prior to that spent 3 years as a plant ecologist at the Department of Water Resources.

She has had a fascination with nature since a young age and went on to earn a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley. In retirement, Diana has served on a number of non-profit Boards focused on river and stream conservation. She and her husband Rick Elefant enjoy the outdoors, especially birding, steelhead fishing and traveling in pursuit of large salmonids.