Kris Metzger

Acting Federal Deputy Director (on detail)
Research Coordinator

Kris is the Research Coordinator of the SW Climate Adaptation Science Center. Trained as a conservation and landscape ecologist, she has experience in and belief of the power and impact of collaborative conservation. Prior to her career in federal service, Kris worked in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania, East Africa, exploring interactions between human and natural systems and the role these interactions have on conservation and biodiversity. In her past position with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Kris worked with biologists and managers to collaboratively tackle tough conservation challenges facing our National Wildlife Refuge System. Growing up in Oregon, her passion for conserving and protecting natural areas stems from her exploration of the beautiful places in the Northwest. Kris received her Bachelor's of Science from the University of Oregon, and her Master's and PhD from Colorado State University. She currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.