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.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.