Ellen Shaw is a natural resource management professional with more than 20 years of experience in the United States and internationally. Inspired to service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa, she was an environmental policy advisor at the U.S. Department of State for 15 years before joining the Forest Service.
At the Forest Service, she has served as a District Ranger (San Juan) and Deputy Forest Supervisor (Monongahela). She began working for the Forest Service National Partnership Office in June 2015 and currently serves as Deputy Director.
Favorite professional achievements: developing negotiations with China that led to commitments to curb ivory trafficking; advancing civil society engagement in Central African forest conservation, and accelerating Forest Service field programs serving thousands of youth across the United States.
Ellen grew up on a farm in Oregon near the Willamette National Forest, working in her parents’ store. She enjoys travel, outdoor sports, culinary arts, entertaining, great novels, and seeking out the next adventure, and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.
National Partnership Office