As Assistant Director of Regional Engagement for COMPASS, my work is focused on engaging with and connecting scientists and decision-makers on natural resource issues throughout the western U.S. I believe very strongly that we need all types of scholarship and science to be brought into decision-making in order to effectively address the increasingly complex environmental issues faced by society.


Before coming to COMPASS, I worked for Environmental Defense Fund on coastal restoration in my home state of Louisiana. I did my graduate studies at the University of Florida, where I received an MS in Interdisciplinary Ecology, with a concentration in Wetland Sciences, and completed my PhD coursework and qualifying exams in the same program, with a concentration in Political Science. I received my BA in Economics and French from Wellesley College. I also had incredible opportunities to conduct field research in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, and South Africa.


I love being outdoors, especially if it involves rock climbing, kayaking, or tropical fish. I also enjoy spending time baking, perfecting my gumbo recipe, and reading.


1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 502

Portland, OR 97205

Estelle Robichaux

Assistant Director of Regional Engagement

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