Alexa Sutton Lawrence, Ph.D. is the Senior Director, Southeast Region for The Wilderness Society, where her work focuses on identifying and protecting endangered & marginalized cultural landscapes on federal public lands.
Prior to joining TWS, Alexa was the Science Policy (SciPol) Program Director in the Initiative for Science & Society at Duke University, where she had also served as an Energy Policy postdoctoral fellow. In 2017, she completed her Ph.D. in Environment at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment; she had previously completed an M.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science at Texas A&M and a B.S. in Biology at Howard University.
She is an active member of the Ecological Society of America and the Explorers Club, and a founding member of the Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee in the Society for Conservation Biology.