Online Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Regional Center, Boulder, CO
Whitney Coombs is the Online Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, and is based in the Rocky Mountain Regional Center. Whitney works mainly on public lands issues in the western states, where the public lands conservation tradition runs deep.
Whitney is responsible for managing ourpubliclands.org and Our Public Lands social media accounts. She provides online opportunities for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to engage on public lands issues, which include: energy development, protecting wildlife habitat and migration corridors, public land management, and protecting recreation opportunities on public lands. Whitney also creates GIS maps for the Rocky Mountain Regional Center.
Whitney received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College in 2009. Her honors thesis on Antarctic subglacial geomicrobiology led her to Sapporo, Japan, where she was invited to present her research at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research International Biology Symposium.
Following graduation Whitney moved west to Colorado, where she balanced her time between guiding whitewater rafting trips, and skiing tight tree lines in fresh powder. Her love for the vast open spaces, snow-capped mountains, and stunning wildlife of the West brought her to the National Wildlife Federation, where she can now advocate for the conservation of these spectacular landscapes and wild places.