Leila Pinchot

Leila Pinchot
Research Ecologist for the US Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

I work with many remarkable women who started in the field of forest science at a time when their presence was seen as a threat by some. Over years of dedicated service, they changed the demographic of the field, bringing in new perspectives, and paving the way for other underrepresented voices. Their grace and grit through immense scrutiny is admirable. On a personal level, I find tremendous inspiration in my four-month old daughter and her developing sense of curiosity. I am eager to introduce her to our family land and help her understand the wonders and responsibilities associated with caring for forests.