Trump Nominates Aurelia Skipwith To Head Fish & Wildlife Service
Aurelia Skipwith currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Department of the Interior, where her team is responsible for ensuring the protection and stewardship of lands and waters within the national park and wildlife refuge systems. Previously, she served as Assistant Corporate Counsel at Alltech, Inc.
She is a lawyer and a former executive of agrochemical company Monsanto where she was in research for six years and led a team that brought new agricultural products to market. She later moved into into corporate affairs. Skipwith interned with the US Department of Agriculture and was briefly a consultant for the US Agency for International Development’s food security bureau before working again in agribusiness.
Skipwith earned her B.S. in biology from Howard University, M.A. in molecular genetics from Purdue University, and J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Skipwith is the first African American and third woman to ever be nominated to the position. (U.S. Department of Interior, The Guardian)