Becky Harris

Becky Harris teaches Conservation Biology at Tufts University for the Masters in Conservation Medicine Program. She was previously the Director of Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program where she oversaw monitoring, management, and protection of threatened beach nesting birds and their habitats at over 100 sites throughout southeastern MA.  She founded and directed the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she held a research faculty position. Dr. Harris has taught Conservation Biology and Fundamentals of Biology at Tufts University, Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, and Avian Ecology at Brandeis University, and Animal Behavior at Bentley University. An art minor in college, she has taught art classes for parents and children, and has a side business doing commissioned paintings, drawings, signs, and murals (  She has two elementary-school-aged daughters, and has led the Blanchard Birding Club for all ages at Blanchard Memorial School. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Boxborough Conservation Trust, the Blanchard Memorial School PTF, The Nuttall Ornithological Society, Friends of Ellisville Marsh, The Goldenrod Foundation, and the international Waterbird Society.