Trina Leberer is the Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Micronesia Program. Trina has lived on the island of Guam since 1994. She has an MSc in Biology from the University of Guam Marine Laboratory and a BA in Environmental, Populational and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before joining the Conservancy in 2004, Trina worked for the Guam Department of Agriculture, Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources for seven years as a biologist, Fisheries Supervisor, and Acting Chief. As Marine Conservation Coordinator, her first position with the Conservancy’s Micronesia Program, she assisted partners in the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and Guam at priority marine and coastal conservation areas in the design and implementation of site conservation plans, worked as part of a region-wide team to develop networks of trained practitioners focused on planning and management at high priority portfolio conservation areas, helped improve linkage of site conservation plans to annual goals and appropriate National Plans, and helped develop efficient and effective broad-scale monitoring programs for land- and seascape projects. Trina became the Conservancy’s Micronesia Program Director in 2009, and now leads a team of nine focused on assisting partners to achieve the goals of the Micronesia Challenge.