Ecological Society of America
Education and Diversity Programs Office
1990 M Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-833-8773, fax: 202-833-8775; Email: email@example.com
Teresa Mourad is Director of Education and Diversity Programs at ESA. She has more than two decades of nonprofit management experience including program development, fundraising, membership development, event planning and grants management particularly in the area of youth and environmental education. Teresa leads several programs to diversify the field of ecology and to increase access and discovery of education resources. She directs ESA’s award-winning SEEDS program and leads several projects to advance ecology education and to accelerate environmental literacy, including the EcoEd Digital Library. Her interests include strategies to broaden participation in the sciences, socioenvironmental integration and improving teaching approaches in ecology education. She holds a BA in Sociology and English Literature and a MS in Environmental Education.
Fred Abbott-Torres is Diversity Programs Coordinator. He joined ESA in 2011. Fred is a SEEDS alumnus; he participated in two SEEDS fieldtrips and was a member of his SEEDS campus chapter at the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao. Fred also completed a summer USFWS internship at the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Puxico, MO. Most recently, he was Field Manager at Lab767, a marketing firm, in which he developed campaigns focused on young adults and Supervisor at C3TECH, a science and technology museum in Caguas, PR where he managed more than 1,000 visitors per day. He received a B.S. in Biology with a major in Wildlife Management from UPR-H.
SEEDS Advisory Board
Barbara Abraham, PhD
United Tribes Technical College
SEEDS Co-Advisor (UMBC)
US Forest Services
SWCA Environmental Consulting
University of North Texas
Graduate Student / SEEDS Alumnus
Arizona State University