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Lea Phillips

Biodiversity and Spatial Planning Analyst – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Lea Phillips is a Biodiversity and Planning Analyst who provides key implementation support to the project, Mapping Nature for People and Planet. Since May 2020, she has worked closely with UNDP Country Offices across the globe to hold high-impact stakeholder consultations on spatial data and national biodiversity planning. Lea’s contributions to the project include high quality communications pieces, stakeholder engagement, grant writing, and event coordination.

Previous experience and expertise

Prior to joining UNDP, Lea Phillips worked as a Youth Development Program Coordinator for Peace Corps, Morocco. During this formative experience, Lea co-created programs around health, gender, and the environment with local leaders. She holds a Masters in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University with an emphasis on Sustainable Development. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Theatre Studies with a minor in Gender Studies. Lea has high proficiency in Moroccan Arabic and is enjoying the opportunity to develop her Spanish competency through work with UNDP Country Offices in Latin America.