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John Simeone

John Simeone works with clients across the globe, providing in-depth environmental and economic consulting services. He specializes in collecting, synthesizing, analyzing, and communicating ecological and economic data, and has a strong academic background in natural sciences, resource management, and trade economics. 


John received both MA and MS degrees from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He received an MS in Sustainable Resource Management and an MA in International Studies (Russia & Northeast Asia),  focusing on trade and resource economics. During his time at UW, John was affiliated with UW's Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR). John attended Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) for his BS in Natural Resources and Development Sociology (double-major) and took Russian language classes there and at UW, as well as Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (Vladivostok, Russia), KORA Institute (Vladimir, Russia), and Middlebury College Summer Language School (Vermont, USA). He has professional working proficiency in Russian and recently began studying Mandarin Chinese and Italian, and is developing his ability in R and Python. 

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Erika Knight


Specializing in spatial data analysis and visualization, ecological research, technical writing,  and project management, Erika Knight assists with Simeone Consulting, LLC projects as needed and has prior environmental consulting experience in Alaska and Washington. She currently works as a GIS and Data Science Specialist for National Audubon Society on their Migratory Bird Initiative. She previously worked for Audubon Alaska and was a co-author of the award-winning Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas.


Erika received an MS in soil chemistry from University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (UW SEFS) and attended Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) for her BA in Science of Earth Systems, focusing on geology. Erika has limited working proficiency in Spanish and elementary proficiency in Russian and Italian, and spends the majority of her working hours utilizing ArcGIS, R, and Python. 

In Autumn 2022, Erika and her team at Audubon released the Bird Migration Explorer, an online platform that visualizes geospatial data for 458 North American migratory species and brings together other environmental data with the goal of engaging people in the wonder of bird migration and migratory bird conservation. Check out

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Meaghan Parker-Forney

Meaghan brings more than 15 years of scientific expertise working in the fields of conservation and protection of natural resources at the project and program management levels. Throughout much of her career, she has held the role of key liaison between international scientists and policymakers, helping to develop technological approaches to support supply chain transparency.

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