Iveta Bakalova is a human resources professional with 5 years of experience in recruiting, onboarding, benefits administration, compliance, policy implementation, employee engagement, and HR best practices. She holds a SHRM-CP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a member of SHRM and NOVA-SHRM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University. Iveta’s passion for biodiversity and conservation stems from her childhood in Bulgaria and Science First internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing fetch with her dog.