Co-Founder, Restoration Initiative for Sustainable Ecosystems
Dominique Cagalanan is a co-founder and the Executive Board Vice President of the Restoration Initiative for Sustainable Ecosystems, Inc. (RISE), the President of Reforest Our Future, and a Senior Associate Scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)-Philippines. She is a geographer whose work focuses on the challenges that arise at the intersection of forest conservation and restoration, agriculture, and rural development. Her areas of expertise include tropical forest restoration, agroforestry, governance strategies and mechanisms for conservation and restoration in human-dominated landscapes, and land tenure particularly in protected areas and indigenous people’s ancestral domains. Dominique received her Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA.