Zoe Duran

Zoe Duran

Principal Scientist/ Program Manager

Areas of Proficiency: Project Management, Field Planning and Investigations, Entomology, Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Education Outreach

Zoe has been supporting environmental conservation in various capacities for the past 20 years. She served as head Entomologist for Northern New Mexico’s Valles Caldera National Preserve for seven years, where she performed countless field studies and gained extensive experience in data management through the design, creation, and maintenance of the Preserve’s invertebrate data and collections. Zoe has worked with both the Groundwater Project and the Storm Water Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory for a number of years. She specializes in environmental data management, serving as an Environmental Information Management administrator and managing environmental sample data for the Storm Water Project. She also has extensive experience in waste management processes and in environmental regulatory compliance. Zoe currently serves as Adelante’s Program Manager for the storm water project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, managing and overseeing Adelante’s regulatory compliance, tracking, monitoring, data compilation, and report preparation activities related to that project.

Outside of her work with Adelante, Zoe remains engaged with the environment and community in Northern New Mexico. She spreads her love of music by playing the Irish fiddle at community events as part of a volunteer group, and she spends much of her free time enjoying the outdoors by kayaking and camping with her family and trail running with their pack of German Shepherds.

B.S., Biology (University of New Mexico)