Throughout her career, conservation professional Khara Strum has worked with rural, mostly agricultural communities to develop shared conservation goals that benefit landowners, wildlife and the environment. At both Audubon California and Point Blue Conservation Science, she partnered regularly with landowners, conservation groups, industry leaders and government agencies in her efforts to enhance wildlife habitats on working lands.

Strum has held leadership positions in the Central Valley Joint Venture, a 20-member board responsible for setting conservation objectives for an agricultural stronghold, the Central Valley of California. In these roles and others, she has been an avid spokesperson for conservation, deeply committed to community-science education and collaborative problem-solving.


2008 — Master of Science from Kansas State Univ

2001 — Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University