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Kayla Cranston
Ph.D., M.A.

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Kayla A. Cranston received her doctorate in conservation psychology and environmental studies at Antioch University New England and is now a postoctoral scholar at Oregon State University. Her research brings a psychological perspective to the development of capacity for conservation. Cranston has shared her expertise in conservation psychology by teaching conservation psychology, social research methods and sustainability theory to graduate and undergraduate students at Antioch University New England and Keene State College.

She has facilitated trainings on these topics in Burundi, Tanzania and the U.S. Cranston has worked extensively with organizations like the American Museum of Natural History, Human Wildlife Conflict Collaboration, Regional Network for Conservation Educators in the Albertine Rift and Tropical Biology Association to apply the psychology-based tools and strategies she has developed to strengthen and evaluate international capacity building programs.