Georgia Basso is the National Lead for the Climate Hubs program. She previously served as Acting Ecological Process and Function Program Manager at the Pacific Northwest Research Station and previously served as the Team Lead for the Recreation Special Uses Program in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the Forest Service in 2019, Georgia served as the National Secretarial Order Coordinator for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wildlife Refuge System as well as National Performance Manager for the Refuge System. She has also served as a Wildlife Biologist and Liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency with the USFWS, and an Endangered Species Biologist for the USFWS and Bureau of Reclamation. Georgia also worked as a corporate sustainability consultant with Fire Winds International, a multinational corporation.
Georgia received a B.S. in Entomology and Applied Ecology from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with a concentration in climate resilience.