Shannon Pepper, M.S.

Shannon is an environmental geographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana and a Master of Science in Geography from the University of New Mexico. Her recent master’s thesis investigates the social and scientific implications of non-native species management through political, popular and scientific discourse analysis. Shannon has eight years of teaching and curriculum development experience in ecology, biology and outdoor experiential learning. Her recent work includes using GIS analysis to assess risk of habitat loss for a Washington land trust, and researching environmental implications of utility-scale solar and wind energy development for the New Mexico Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. At Southwest EFC, Shannon is focused on coordinating the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program.