CORINA NEWSOME

A woman of colour in nature

Corina is the Community Engagement Manager for Georgia Audubon and a biology Master’s student at Georgia Southern University. She began in the field of wildlife conservation as a zookeeper and currently conducts research to conserve the MacGillivray’s Seaside Sparrow. She also connects people with birds across the state of Georgia.

Having experienced the hurdles faced by people of colour interested in wildlife careers, she has founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences.

Corina’s mission is to center the perspectives and leadership of historically oppressed communities in wildlife conservation, environmental education, and exploration of the natural world.

Learn about this interesting woman’s view on all that the world of conservation entails