Meet Monica Medina: Biden’s new plant and animal ambassador

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“I’m deeply honored. I can’t wait to take our #US diplomacy to the next level to conserve our incredible planet and its rich but at risk biodiversity — and to help all the communities across the world that depend on nature.” — Monica Medina

In Episode 304 of District of Conservation, Gabriella investigates and discusses the appointment of Monica Medina to the State Department’s newly-created position: Special Envoy for Biodiversity & Water Resources. She discusses Ms. Medina’s connections (her husband is Ron Klain), her background, and her environmental positions. Tune in!

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State Department: Monica P. Medina Named Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources

Monica Medina’s Background

Washington Post: In a first, U.S. appoints a diplomat for plants and animals

Huffington Post: The Green New Deal’s Sudden Popularity Is A Reason For Climate Change Optimism

Our Daily Planet

Our Daily Planet: Monica Medina Author Page



  • Gabriella Hoffman
  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer.
  • She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.”
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September 29, 2022