Sharon Selvaggio is the Water & Wildlife Program Director for the NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides.  Previously she worked 27 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service. Her experience as a Refuge manager, conservation planner, and wildlife biologist included work in pesticide use and evaluation, oversight of farming programs, water quality monitoring, wetland, prairie, and forest habitat management and restoration, endangered species management, environmental education, and biological surveys. A mother of two teenagers, she believes in the power of nature, partnerships and community involvement. She frequently runs along the Willamette River near her home, observing great blue herons and California sea lions, and contemplating Pacific salmon and the health of the river. She holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources, and a B.A. in Biology, both from the University of California at Berkeley.