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Karin Sheldon is President of Four Echoes Strategies, a consulting firm that provides policy
analysis and strategic thinking on Western conservation issues. From 2007 to 2013 she was President
of Western Resource Advocates, a regional non-profit environmental organization working to
promote clean energy and conserve the West's land, water and natural resources. Prior to 2007,
Ms. Sheldon was Associate Dean for the Environmental Law Program, Professor of Law, and Director
of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School. Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law
School in 1994, Ms. Sheldon was President of The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C., a staff
attorney with Earth Justice in Colorado, a partner in a public interest law firm, and one of Ralph
Nader's original "Raiders".
Ms. Sheldon is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she has
taught Water Law, Public Land Law, Foundations of Natural Resources Law, and Wildlife Law. She is
a Senior Fellow of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment
at the Law School, and serves on the Center's Advisory Council. She is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Western Environmental Law Center. She has also been a member of the Boards of
Directors of Defenders of Wildlife, EarthWorks, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Hubbard
Brook Research Foundation.
She received her AB in Political Science from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of
Washington School of Law.