Sasha Gennet, Ph.D.
Immediate Past Director, Regenerative Grazing Lands Strategy, North America Agriculture Program
Sasha Gennet, Ph.D. is Immediate Past Director of Regenerative Grazing Lands Strategy for The Nature Conservancy's North America Agriculture Program, a role that relies heavily on her 20+ years of experience in natural resource management, research, planning and policy. Sasha leads an interdisciplinary team of science, conservation, policy and communications experts to achieve widespread adoption of conservation management practices on U.S. grazing lands, as well as protection and conservation of working lands.
Sasha joined TNC in 2008 as a scientist for the California state program, where she focused on research, planning and implementation of collaborative conservation projects to protect working lands, especially ranches and farms.
She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. For her doctorate, she studied the effects of livestock grazing and management on vegetation and birds in California grasslands.
Sasha has co-founded two environmental nonprofits, serves on the board of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute and is a California Certified Rangeland Manager.