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Robyn Scrafford - MPA Class of 2012

Robyn Scrafford




Robyn Scrafford started her career in Washington, D.C. working for the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and obtaining an insider’s look at informing environmental policy-making. Once the commission’s objectives were accomplished, she left to work for the environmental nonprofit, Environmental Defense Fund, at its D.C. and Boston offices. Working primarily in its Corporate Partnership program, she gained experience in financial management, grant writing, human resources, project management, and strategic planning. Her work supported the efforts to find not only policy solutions but also business solutions for a variety of environmental issues including vehicle pollution, climate change, sustainable seafood, and energy efficiency. Robyn moved to Denver in August 2010 to earn a Masters in Public Administration with a focus in nonprofit management from the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado Denver. Working as a graduate assistant, she is developing the school’s new Environmental Affairs Working Group website. The site is intended to be a “one-stop-shop” for the school’s environmentally related events, news, resources, research and curriculum. She is also researching the public, private, and nonprofit sector roles in systems of care for children with special health care and developmental needs using network analysis and theory.  

She serves as the Rocky Mountain Board member for the young environmental nonprofit, Nature Abounds. It strives to be a center where people can connect with like-minded people interested in protecting the environment and in taking action for a healthier planet.

Robyn has a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. Her interests lie in public and private partnerships, environmental advocacy and policy, and nonprofit management. In her free time, she regularly takes advantage of the proximity to the Rocky Mountains with a variety of outdoor adventures. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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