Monica Noon is the Geographic Information Science (GIS) Manager providing cartographic and GIS support to Vital Signs. Prior to joining Conservation International in 2016, Monica worked with the National Audubon Society as an Enterprise GIS Intern. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Linking Income, Food and the Environment (LIFE) program in northern Zambia where she worked with rural communities to build capacity in sustainable agriculture, forestry and food security. Ms. Noon was awarded an extension position where she led participatory forest management efforts with communities to regain protective status within a degraded local forest between Kasanka and Lavushi Manda National Parks. Monica holds an MS in GIS for Development and Environment from Clark University where she was awarded the Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and developed skills in remote sensing, GIS, raster analysis, and spatial modeling. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University where she studied wetland ecology and water quality at the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park. Monica has an interest in protecting wildlife in Africa while fostering local capacity to sustain healthy and prosperous livelihoods.