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Teya Penniman

Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Teya Penniman lives in Hawaii where she practices law and works on a water use plan for Maui. After life as a seabird biologist, she obtained an MBA, J.D. and Dispute Resolution Certificate from Willamette University, focusing on resource economics, and domestic and international environmental law. Teya worked on biodiversity issues for ENB from 1996 to 1998 and after a hiatus as an Oregon assistant attorney general has returned to the ENB fold.

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Teya Penniman

Writer/Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Teya Penniman lives in Hawaii, where the impacts of global trade on island biodiversity are particularly evident. She is a lawyer-manager-biologist-writer, currently working to protect the islands of Maui Nui from invasive species. Her legal studies focused on natural resources, international environmental law, and alternative dispute resolution. Her master’s work concentrated on economics of natural resources. Teya’s eclectic background includes working as a seabird biologist on remote islands, working as a state assistant attorney general, and facilitating complex natural resource processes. She worked with ENB in the late 1990s and early 2000s, mostly on CBD meetings.
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