Tamara Muruetagoiena, a conservation and sustainability executive with a background in forest research, joined Great Mountain Forest in October 2019 as Executive Director.
Tamara comes to GMF with an impressive professional and academic record. She also brings extensive experience working collaboratively as a team leader to establish strategic goals that can be implemented and measured. GMF is delighted to have a leader like Tamara to help it grow into the future as it fulfills its mission in the community.
In her most recent role, Tamara was Senior Global Manager of Sustainability and R&D for Driscoll’s, the big California berry grower. She was responsible for setting a long-term sustainability mission, along with operating standards and principles, while working with many businesses and stakeholders. Before joining Driscoll’s, Tamara was an environmental program manager in the Dominican Republic and in New York City, as part of Columbia University’s management and implementation of USAID-funded projects supporting marine conservation and sustainable fisheries in the United States and in Latin America.
A graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Tamara has managed research sites throughout the Yale-Myers forest in northeast Connecticut. She also was a forestry consultant to the Southern Europe Forest Owners Association, analyzing the effects of climate change, and was an adviser to the European Parliament on fisheries policy.
Tamara also holds an MBA and International Marketing Diploma, a joint degree, from the University of California at Berkeley and the ESEUNE Business School in Bilbao, Spain, and a BA from Washington State University.
The GMF Board welcomes Tamara to the team and looks forward to working with her to implement its vision of a progressive new forestry in the region that includes promoting research and public outreach, and continuing as an educational resource for students at all levels—from grammar school through graduate school.
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