Colin Stief


MEM, Environmental Management, Duke University

B.A., Geography, Miami University


  • Project manager for environmental organizations
  • Expertise in data, analysis, and strategic planning
  • Product manager at Global Forest Watch


Colin Stief is an experienced project manager for environmental organizations. He holds a master's degree in environmental management from Duke University. He worked for four years the Chesapeake Conservancy, where he worked with environmental organizations on data and analysis geared at improving conservation and restoration programs.

He also has worked at Water Systems Optimization, where he worked with public water utilities on projects to reduce water loss. Currently, he is a Product Manager at Global Forest Watch. He is overseeing the development of Forest Watcher, a mobile application and a suite of tools for forest monitors.


Colin holds a master's degree in environmental management from Duke University, as well as a bachelor's degree in geography from Miami University.

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