Project Staff

Dr. Sandy Andelman

Chief Scientist

Dr. Sandy Andelman is President and CEO of the Organization for Tropical Studies. She formerly served as Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International. 

Dr. Tracy Farrell

Global Freshwater Advisor

​​Dr. Tracy A. Farrell is the regional director for the Greater Mekong Program for Conservation International Cambodia. She has 10 years of experience aligning research and field activities to ensure solid program delivery. Previously, she served as dean for the School for Field Studies and was also a visiting professor for Virginia Tech’s Department of Forestry.

Sarah Hauck

Senior Program Manager

Sarah Hauck in the senior program manager for the Freshwater Health Index at Conservation International. Previously, she worked as the Editorial Director for Conservation International. She has an B.A from the University of Virginia and a M.A. in International Affairs and International Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Dr. Helen Reagan

Science Director

Dr. Helen Regan is a professor in the Biology Department at the University of California Riverside. She received Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees in applied mathematics. She serves on the IUCN Red List Standards and Petitions Subcommittee and on the editorial boards of the journals Ecology Letters and Diversity and Distributions.

Dr. Kashif Shaad

Technical Manager

Dr. Kashif Shaad is a postdoc, based at Conservation International Singapore, who is developing the data resources and modeling approaches for the Freshwater Health Index. He completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich and holds a Masters in HyDroinformatics. His research includes developing mathematical models and informatics tools for improving water management.

Dr. Nick Souter

Mekong Manager

Dr. Nick Souter is the Mekong case study manager at Conservation International Cambodia. His areas of expertise are in conservation biology and natural resource management. Previously, he managed Fauna & Flora International’s University Capacity Building Project in partnership with the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Dr. Derek Vollmer

Director, Freshwater Health Index

Dr. Derek Vollmer is director of the Freshwater Health Index. Prior to joining CI, he was a doctoral researcher within the Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. He holds a B.A. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame, a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Spatial Planning from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.