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Joanna Zhang

Joanna Zhang

Wildlife Coordinator


(541) 330-2638, ext. 309


As ONDA’s Wildlife Coordinator, Joanna develops and implements ONDA’s wildlife conservation campaigns and initiatives. She has been a part of the ONDA staff since 2020, starting out as our Wyss Conservation Fellow engaging with ONDA’s legislative campaigns to protect desert Wild and Scenic Rivers, Sutton Mountain and the Owyhee Canyonlands. 

Joanna received her bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester abroad in Kenya, and returned there a year later to conduct fieldwork for her senior thesis on land management and livestock-wildlife conflicts. Before joining ONDA, she lived in Spain with the support of a Fulbright research grant to study the naturalization of almonds in the Iberian Peninsula.

In her free time, Joanna enjoys exploring the natural world through skiing, trail running, mountain biking and rock climbing, usually with her dog alongside her. When she’s not outside, she can be found cooking a tasty meal with friends or in a quiet spot drawing or reading. 

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