Ida Kaller-Vincent is the Conservation Director at Earth Discovery Institute (EDI) where she is leading the growth, delivery, and impact of EDI’s conservation programs in San Diego County, focusing on threatened species and critical habitat restoration. Ida has over 18 years of experience as a marine and wildlife biologist. She has worked in not-for-profit, government, academia, and consulting roles in various countries, leading conservation research expeditions worldwide training citizen scientists in field research and wildlife conservation, and managing conservation projects in a variety of ecosystems and across a large range of species. Ida holds a B.S. with honors in Marine Biology and Zoology from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Murdoch University, Australia. She is passionate about nature conservation and a strong believer that through citizen science and community involvement, we can foster environmental stewards and help protect threatened species and our local ecosystems here in San Diego County.