Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe is the Bird Conservation Program Manager for Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society. In this position she leads the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, which assists the CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Wildlife Division with the management of the Piping Plover and other beach-nesting birds. Corrie also partners with federal and state agencies as well as local conservation groups to identify, protect, and enhance Important Bird Areas, blocks of habitat critical to bird species of conservation concern. Corrie also assists with Audubon’s Forest Bird Initiative which provides technical assistance, via Habitat Assessments, to landowners, land managers, and communities who wish to protect and enhance habitat for breeding forest birds on the properties they own and/or manage. Corrie completed her Master’s degree at Connecticut College. She gained significant experience as an educator while employed at The Children’s Museum and enjoys flying airplanes and playing mandolin.