Olga joined Delta Institute in 2016. Working with partners, Delta Institute designs, tests, and shares solutions that yield social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in the Midwest. As a member of Delta's land stewardship team, Olga leads and implements projects that direct additional resources to soil and water stewardship. These focus on creating mechanisms that unlock capital and resources for land stewardship and increasing the capacity of landowners, public agencies and quasi-public agencies to plan for better land management. She has experience in survey and network analysis, program design and evaluation and conservation lease development. In Illinois, Olga worked with land trusts and public agencies to characterize stewardship needs and develop a framework for agricultural working lands programs to support conservation and water quality improvements. Stewardship conservation finance project partners include Natural Land Institute, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Openlands, and the Illinois Environmental Council. Prior to joining Delta Institute, she served as the research manager for Alliance for the Great Lakes, providing support for policy work and managing Alliance’s academic network. Before that, she conducted photo-catalysis research at Northwestern University in the Environmental Engineering Department. Olga holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.
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- E10. Fresh out of the Oven: Hot Ideas in Conservation Finance
October 19, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM