Program Officer, Conservation
Associate Program Officer, Basic Medical Research
Rosalind Becker is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Conservation Program and Basic Medical Research Program. In this role, she assists with the management and strategic components of grantmaking to the Trust’s place-based conservation projects in Mexico, the Galápagos, Madagascar and Myanmar, as well as basic medical research projects. Rosalind specializes in the grant portfolios related to conservation in Mexico and Myanmar.
Before joining the Trust, Rosalind was the field coordinator at San Francisco Baykeeper, where she managed on-the-water monitoring efforts, volunteer engagement and citizen science programs. She also advocated for protective water-related policies at the federal, state and municipal levels. Rosalind has worked as an environmental biologist at Carr Research Laboratory, a Boston-area environmental consulting firm, and she participated in a biodiversity study of the Boston Harbor Islands with Harvard University and the National Park Service.
Rosalind holds an M.S. in biology from Fordham University, where she studied changing patterns of biodiversity in New York City area forests. She also holds a B.A. in biology and environmental science from Colby College in Waterville, ME.