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Our Staff

Detroit Audubon has two dedicated part-time staff members that work diligently to run our public and in-class education programs, field trips, citizen science projects, bird population monitoring research efforts, and office administration.

Interested in joining our staff?

Executive Director

Detroit Audubon is currently looking to fill this position.  If you are interested in applying or for more information, please click on the “Interested in joining our staff?” button above.

Ava Landgraf

Ava Landgraf

Research Coordinator

Our Research Coordinator, Ava Landgraf, began working with Detroit Audubon in 2016 as an intern through Semester in Detroit at the University of Michigan.  Ava graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science focusing on Animal Conservation and Behavior.  From there, she went on to study endangered parrot nesting behavior in Bolivia with the World Parrot Trust. She continued her work with birds at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas and interned at the National Aviary through their education and programs department.  Ava spent the 3 summers working as a wild bird rehabilitator at the Bird Center of Washtenaw County.  While working at the Bird Center, she continued to volunteer for Detroit Audubon, assisting with bird point counts, Black Tern banding, the Christmas Bird Count, and Detroit Bird City planning. Now, after all her volunteer work, she is leading these programs!  Ava’s goal is to make experiences with nature accessible for all people. Her favorite bird is the underappreciated Rock Dove.