Sabrina Kleinman, MS — Restoration Program Manager

Sabrina joined the FPC team in July 2012 working as the Restoration Program Associate/GIS Coordinator/Restoration Ecologist. She grew up in Southern California and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Redlands. During college, she gained an appreciation of the great outdoors after taking up backpacking and spending her summers working at a remote retreat center on Catalina Island. After working in molecular biology research, she made a change and began volunteering and working with the U.S. Forest Service to get more time hiking and camping away from the laboratory. In 2009, she completed a Master of Forestry degree at Northern Arizona University where she focused on the impacts of increased nitrogen on remote forest ecosystems. She was the Justine and Leslie Fidel Bailey Research Fellow for the Rocky Mountain Nature Association in 2008, where she conducted a collaborative experiment on soil development with the National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Nature Association, and the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. After completing her graduate degree, Sabrina worked for the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Laboratory in Flagstaff as a Soil Chemist. Her most recent position before joining the FPC staff was working for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Forest Health Program. As their Research Specialist, she conducted research projects on bark beetle activity in the Southwest and coordinated the creation and launch of the Climate, Forests, and Woodlands Community of Practice and Resource Area on In her free time, Sabrina enjoys hanging out with her husband and daughter by cooking, gardening, and hiking.