Shari Bush is an independent consultant. She was previously the Director of Natural Resource Management and the Environment at Pact, where she led the organization's strategy in NRM and provided technical oversight for Pact’s global portfolio in NRM-related work. Ms. Bush has over fifteen years of experience in the field of international development, with a focus on community-based natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, climate change, tropical agriculture, gender and rural community development. She has served as director, business development manager, technical consultant, trainer, and project manager for numerous international agencies, consulting firms, and academic institutions. She is experienced with inter-disciplinary program design and management, new business development, strategic planning, training/facilitation, and team leadership and coordination.