Trina Bayard earned her PhD in ecology at the University of Connecticut, studying habitat selection behavior in Saltmarsh Sparrows. Her background includes field studies of birds, plants, and other wildlife in the Western United States and coastal New England. As director of bird conservation at Audubon Washington, Trina works to advance the conservation of resident and migratory birds, by making sure birds have a seat at the table when it comes to land management and regulatory decisions. Trina traces her passion for bird conservation to childhood encounters with the wild and scenic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. She currently lives outside of Seattle with her husband and two children.