Assistant Director of Resource Protection
Ms. Rochefort has held the position of Assistant Director of Resource Protection at the Institute since September 2021. She holds a bachelor's degree in agronomy, a master's degree in plant biology, a doctorate in plant biology specialized in urban ecology and a post-doctorate in forest entomology. She has worked in the fields of agronomy, agriculture and agri-food since the beginning of her career.
Prior to joining the IRDA, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization dedicated to knowledge transfer for the agriculture and agri-food sector and a professor-researcher and head of the agronomy department at the Haute École du paysage, d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Genève in Switzerland for seven years. In addition, she has been principal applicant, co-applicant and coordinator of several projects, written numerous scientific publications, supervised graduate students and served on various committees.