Dr. Desiree Di Mauro is an environmental management professional with extensive experience in federal and local government agencies (including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard), as well as private industry (consulting on endangered species issues such as critical habitat/pesticide use and sonar testing in whale habitats). Her areas of expertise and research/publication include: endangered species and biodiversity conservation, Chesapeake Bay issues, and environmental education. She is currently a professor at the Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) and a teacher and course designer for Fairfax County Public Schools. She enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students and passing along her love for the natural sciences. Dr. Di Mauro feels that it's important to "think globally and act locally," so she also serves as a local government commissioner on the Town of Vienna, VA, Conservation and Sustainability Commission.
- Endangered species
- Chesapeake Bay policy
- Non-native species management