Staff Bio for Jeffie McNeil

Jeffie McNeil
Co-Director / Species at Risk Biologist

Jeffie McNeil is one of MTRI’s co-directors, along with Jane Barker. Jeffie focuses on species at risk as well as finance and budgeting. She began working with Blanding's turtles in the 1990s when she did her honor's thesis at Acadia University, followed by her MSc thesis. Upon graduation she continued working with Blanding's turtles, Eastern ribbonsnakes, and other reptiles at risk as recovery coordinator. She is a co-chair of the NS Reptile and Amphibian Recovery Team and manages the species at risk resource site. She is grateful for the chance to get to know these long-lived turtles and work with amazing volunteers, staff, students, and partners.