AURELIA SKIPWITH JOINS PROTECT THE HARVEST'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Ms. Aurelia Skipwith is a scientist-attorney with expertise in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, and wildlife.
She was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 22nd Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was responsible for the federal management of fish, wildlife, plants, and their natural habitats. She managed over 8,500 employees and 850 million acres of land and water.
Her career spans multiple industry sectors, including government, privately-held, and Fortune 500 companies. She worked in the divisions of regulatory sciences, corporate affairs, product development for soil health and new crops, and block-chain technology for supply chains. As a businesswoman, biologist, and lawyer, she is a strong advocate for the use of science in the development of natural resources and preserving landowner rights, all while maintaining the integrity of the environment.
Skipwith was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and graduated from the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in Muncie, IN, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Howard University, a Master’s Degree in Molecular Genetics from Purdue University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.