PRESIDENT & CEO
Paula J. Ehrlich, DVM, PhD
Paula J. Ehrlich, DVM, PhD, is the President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s broad activities to foster a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide protection of biodiversity. Dr. Ehrlich leads the Half-Earth Project, which is driving the research needed to better understand and care for our world, providing leadership to guide conservation efforts, and engaging people to participate broadly in the goal to conserve half the Earth and protect 85% or more of species, including ourselves.
Dr. Ehrlich has more than 30 years of strategic scientific management and research expertise, and diverse academic, non-profit, and corporate leadership experience. She was formerly President & CEO of the Drug Discovery Center of Innovation in Research Triangle Park, NC, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at Ansaris (formerly Locus Pharmaceuticals), and Preclinical Oncology Imaging Lead & Associate Franchise Director at Merck Research Laboratories in West Point, PA. At Merck she led initiatives to establish imaging biomarkers and proof-of-concept for over 12 lead compounds, which are currently in clinical trials. She has held research, clinical, and teaching positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Atlantic Veterinary College, and the Royal Veterinary College.
Dr. Ehrlich has a B.S. in Zoology from Duke University, a Masters degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, a DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and a PhD in Bone Physiology from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She has Six Sigma Green Belt training and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Walter Jetz, MSc, PhD
Walter Jetz is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Adjunct Professor in the School of Forestry and the Environment at Yale University. Dr. Jetz is Director of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, which links scientists, students and practitioners engaged in the environment, biological, informatics, policy or health aspects and implications of global biodiversity change. He also leads the Map of Life, which consolidates global biodiversity distribution data sources into a single asset to provide the best possible species range information and species lists for any geographic area worldwide.
Dr. Jetz’ work addresses patterns and mechanisms of changing biodiversity distribution and the resulting implications on conservation and environmental management. His research combines remote sensing, phylogenetic, functional, and spatiotemporal biodiversity data with new modeling approaches and informatics tools. Dr. Jetz is particularly interested in how environmental, ecological, and macroevolutionary mechanisms combine to determine the co-occurrence of species and the structure of species assemblages.
In addition to his work at Yale, Dr. Jetz chairs the IPBES Task Group on Biodiversity Indicators and is Co-Lead of the GEO BON Working Group on Species Distributions. Dr. Jetz was previously a professor of biological sciences at the University of California San Diego.
Dr. Jetz earned his MSc in Integrative Bioscience and DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford.
VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Joel R. Johnson
Joel R. Johnson leads the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Half-Earth Project brands and their campaign engagement strategy, including editorial storytelling, public relations, donor storytelling, brand vision, and long-term brand recognition. He guides the development of communications that grow supporters, volunteers, and donors to convene in support of the goal of Half-Earth.
Joel is an award-winning marketer with over 20 years of experience in advertising and public relations in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. He was formerly a founding partner in Admirable Devil, an ad agency with outdoor and conservation clients like Bonefish Tarpon Trust, and Chief Marketing Officer of Trout Unlimited, the largest coldwater conservation organization in the US. While at Trout Unlimited, Joel conceived the Wild Steelheaders United brand, built corporate support for programs, and launched new channels and publications to engage thousands of members. Johnson has held senior strategy and management roles at GMMB, Porter Novelli, Sapient Nitro, and DDB (Chicago, London), where he developed campaigns for the world’s most recognizable brands including Gillette, the NBA, and Pepsi. Joel also managed Spike Lee’s ad agency, Spike DDB, and is an expert in multicultural marketing.
Joel has a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University in Performance Studies, Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, and studied at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
When not developing campaigns and communications strategy, Joel can be found fly fishing, writing for Angling Trade, the fly fishing trade publication, and advocating for a more inclusive outdoors. He is on the board of Fly Fishers International and lives in Washington, DC with his family and cat Ninja.
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION
Dennis WC. Liu, PhD
A nationally recognized expert in science education, Dennis Liu directed the production of educational media at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and before that with Videodiscovery, and Microsoft designing multimedia science education programs. He’s worked with scientists, education specialists, graphic designers, animators, and filmmakers to produce an array of educational products that have had a lasting impact on science education. Dennis has managed teams devoted to assessing and assuring the educational impact of media, including professional development and community building. He’s been an executive producer and editorial advisor on over a dozen film projects for theatre, broadcast television, large screen, and digital science programs aimed at educational audiences and the general public.
Dennis studied zoology at the University of Wisconsin, earned a PhD in Biology from the University of Oregon, then conducted research and taught in the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington. He has a passion for explaining diverse science to diverse audiences, and has advised on numerous museum exhibits and media projects. He wrote a regular feature for the journal Life Sciences Education.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Julie Plowden, CPA
Julie manages all aspects of the Foundation’s financial functions to ensure careful stewardship of its resources.
Julie also provides fractional financial and back-office services for venture impact investment firm SJF Ventures and clean energy investment firm Double Time Capital. Formerly, Julie was Director of Finance for Parish Capital Advisors (sold to the StepStone Group), a private equity fund of funds with over $2 billion of assets under management, where she oversaw back-office administration, accounting, and reporting. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Tax Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, where she focused on real estate and venture capital. Julie is a CPA with over 28 years of experience. She is a graduate of Clemson University.
Prior to her current role, Amy spent more than 20 years with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where in positions at state, national and global levels she gained deep experience in major and principal gifts fundraising, capital campaigns, board development, philanthropy training and consultation and non-profit leadership and management. Most recently, Amy served as North America Regional Director of Development for the Conservancy. Career highlights include securing philanthropic support for a US-Indonesia debt-for-nature swap, a MacArthur Climate Challenge to promote climate and energy policy in all 50 states and a North America Cities Network with a social equity focus as well as developing a volunteer leadership board for TNC in North America.
Amy has also worked as a reporter in Colorado and an editor in the Office of Public Relations of Louisiana State University. She holds Master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and in Journalism and a B.A. in English Literature from LSU.
She lives with her family in Raleigh, North Carolina and enjoys playing classical piano and rooting for her home state football teams, the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.
Nicole Hance is the Business Manager for the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. She assists with coordination of the activities of the Half-Earth Project research and educational programs, and leverages the Foundation’s business systems to streamline operating processes. She is dedicated to uniting her business skillset to support stewardship of the natural world.
Ms. Hance received her degree from Iowa State University, where she majored in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business and Environmental Studies. She minored in Spanish at the Universidad de Extremadura in Cáceres, Spain. She spent eight years with John Deere, working in production scheduling, supply management, logistics, information technology and data analytics. She also served on the John Deere Water Volunteerism Committee during her time in San Diego, CA. Most recently, Ms. Hance was the Sustainability Project Coordinator for The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, where she led audits for their nonprofit grantee recipients for the Burt’s Bees Sustainability Team.
DIRECTOR OF VIDEO AND WEB PROJECTS
Chris Sims, Director of Video and Web Projects, is a multimedia storyteller who designs and creates web content, videos, and photographs for the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project. Mr. Sims is the Undergraduate Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and a Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts. He has also worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sims most recent exhibitions include shows at SF Camerawork, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. He was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers in 2010, selected as one of the “New Superstars of Southern Art” by the Oxford American magazine in 2012, awarded the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art in 2015, and named an Archie Green Fellow by the U.S. Library of Congress in 2017–2018.
Mr. Sims has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke University, a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.F.A. in studio art from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
PRINCIPAL CONSERVATION SCIENCE ADVISOR
Bill Finch works with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project to address conservation issues throughout the southeastern United States, including creation of a Mobile-Tensaw Delta national park unit in Alabama. Bill was formerly the conservation director for The Nature Conservancy’s Alabama office, director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens, and a managing editor with the Mobile Press-Register. Bill is the author of Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See, and is a well-known regional writer and media host. He has received numerous regional and national awards for his writing on conservation and environmental issues.
Dr. Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist, conservation biologist, author, and photographer, based at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He currently directs the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique where he trains a new cadre of Mozambican biologists and conservationists, and helps rebuild the park, which suffered during the recent civil war in that country. His scientific interests focus on the evolution of communication and sound production in insects and other animals, and the phylogenetic reconstruction of insect relationships. He is the author of over 50 scientific, peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.
Dr. Naskrecki’s work focuses on projects that include invertebrate animals in conservation practices and he strives to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of “non-charismatic” animals. In his popular writing and photography he tries to capture both their beauty and roles as vital, often critically important members of the planet’s ecosystems. He is one of the founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and his photographs and nature writing have been published in a number of national and international publications, including The Smithsonian Magazine, Natural History, National Wildlife, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, BBC Knowledge, Terre Sauvage, Time magazine, Ranger Rick, and many others. His books illustrate a multitude of threats faced by invertebrate animals and other organisms (“The Smaller Majority”, “A Window on Eternity”), explore ancient organisms and ecosystems of the globe (“Relics”), and his most recent title (“Hidden Kingdom”) showcases the diverse insect fauna of Costa Rica.
MASTER AMBASSADOR, HALF-EARTH PROJECT EDUCATOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Amanda Briody is a freelance educational resource developer based in Baltimore, MD. For 10 years, she taught secondary science in the Baltimore City Public Schools System. Amanda began her teaching career as a member of the 2009 Teach for America cohort. Her passion for science and helping her students better understand scientific processes and thinking drove her to seek creative approaches to teaching and learning. Amanda has classroom experience teaching a variety of sciences courses such as Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, and Forensic Science. She has developed and implemented NGSS-aligned curriculum for each of these science courses. Amanda loves to share her work by designing and facilitating professional learning courses and workshops for Baltimore City Public Schools Science Teachers. Additionally, she has presented at regional conferences such as the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) and the Maryland Association of Science Teachers (MAST), and national conferences such as the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Amanda provides professional development opportunities for secondary science teachers at both the district, regional and national level and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECT LEAD, COMPANIES FOR A HALF-EARTH FUTURE
Dennis Pamlin is an entrepreneur and founder of 21st Century Frontiers. His background is in engineering, industrial economy and marketing.
He is a senior advisor at RISE, senior associate at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, visiting research fellow at the Research Center of Journalism and Social Development at Renmin university, advisor to Centre for Sustainable Development at Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and accelerator of digital sustainability/net-positive at Cybercom.
He is currently leading Mission Innovation 1.5C compatible solution initiative with the Avoided Emissions Framework and a Trend Scanning project with UNDP and UNFCC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David J. Prend, Chairman
David J. Prend is a Managing General Partner and co-founder of RockPort Capital Partners, a Boston and San Francisco-based venture capital firm focusing on investments in technologies in the energy, mobility and sustainability sectors.
Mr. Prend currently serves on the Boards of RockPort portfolio companies Achates Power, Enki Technology, Enlighted Inc., Glasspoint Solar, InVisage Technologies and Solar Universe. In addition, he serves as a Director of the National Advisory Council for the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he is also Chairman of the Solar Technology Review Panel. David served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association from 2007–2011.
Mr. Prend began his career in the energy industry as an engineer at Bechtel where he worked in the area of advanced energy technologies. From 1984–87, he worked at Amoco in the Treasurer’s Department, and in the chemical and upstream oil and gas subsidiaries. He later joined Shearson Lehman in their Natural Resources Investment Banking Group where he advised companies in the energy, mining and forest products industries. In 1990 he joined Salomon Brothers where he was promoted to Managing Director and headed the Global Energy Investment Banking Group. In 1998, Mr. Prend co-founded RockPort Partners, a merchant bank specializing in the energy and environmental sectors and in 2000 he co-founded Rockport Capital Partners.
Mr. Prend received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Marcia Angle is an environmental advocate and preventive medicine physician, who has published and worked in the area of international reproductive health. She was medical director at IntraHealth, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, for two decades. In North Carolina, she served as Medical Director of the Orange County Health Department, and taught environmental epidemiology at Duke University’s School of the Environment. Dr. Angle has a BA from Harvard University, an MD from Duke University, and an MPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Angle currently serves on the Board of Directors of four non-profit organizations: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Nature and Culture International, Rachel’s Network, and the Southern Environmental Law Center. She serves on four Advisory Councils: Duke University’s Superfund Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, The North Carolina Conservation Network, and Reserva La Esperanza.
Gregory C. Carr
As a humanitarian and prolific philanthropist, Mr. Carr has dedicated the last 20 years of his career to the betterment of the human condition and the world we live in. In 1999, he co-founded the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Joining family and friends, he co-founded the Museum of Idaho in 2000, a cultural and natural history museum in Idaho Falls that is the largest institution of its kind in the state. In 2008, Mr. Carr signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Mozambique (since extended to 35 years) to restore and co-manage the country’s flagship national park, Gorongosa. National Geographic Television chronicled the Park’s restoration in their film Africa’s Lost Eden and their other media channels, in which they said: “Gorongosa may be Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story”. Professor EO Wilson wrote a book about Gorongosa National Park titled Window on Eternity.
Lee Ann Daly
Lee Ann Daly is a globally recognized American marketing and media executive. She provides strategic, trans-media, creative advice and action plans to a broad range of early-stage and established private and public companies.
At ESPN, Reuters and Thomson Reuters Markets she was a member of the executive committee, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; leading global marketing and communications teams.
She was North American Chairman of The Talent Business, a UK based executive search firm. She is a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors at The Media School at Indiana University where she graduated with a BA in Journalism. She is a Distinguished Alumni Fellow at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana and is graduate Chef de Cuisine, of The French Culinary Institute and University of Santa Monica.
She has been a member of the board at Avenues For Justice in New York City, President and Chairman of the Board of The American Marketing Association and is a special advisor to the founder of MFK: Haiti.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons.
Caryl Hart, JD, PhD
Commissioner, California Coastal Commission appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon in 2019. Attorney (former public defender) and Ph.D from from UC Berkeley, School of Natural Resources, with research focus on the potential of parks and public lands to respond to climate change and play a significant role in mitigation and adaptation. Member, Climate Action Reserve Forest Protocols Working Group, former Director, Sonoma County Regional Parks. Member, California Parks Forward Commission, former Chair of California State Parks Commission, founder of LandPaths, environmental non-profit. Attorney and recognized expert in parks acquisition and management with over 25 years experience in park advocacy, innovative fundraising, administration, and developing agency and community partnerships.
Stephen H. Lockhart, MD, PhD
Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., was most recently the chief medical officer (CMO) for Northern California-based Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system caring for 3 million patients—or one in every 100 Americans. Prior to being named CMO, Stephen served as Sutter’s regional chief medical officer for the East Bay, chief administrative officer at the St. Luke’s campus of Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and medical administrative director of surgical services at CPMC.
His passion for equitable health outcomes has fueled his leadership efforts to provide equitable care across the Sutter system, which resulted in the design and implementation of a health equity program and Health Equity Index (HEI) across Sutter in 2017. Using a precision medicine-like approach, the HEI provides Sutter with a deeper understanding of health outcomes among different patient populations.
In 2017, Stephen was named to Governor Brown’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine as part of California’s continued effort to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.
A Rhodes Scholar, Stephen earned his master’s in economics at Oxford University, and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist. An avid climber and backpacker, Stephen has a long-standing passion for providing environmental science education and introducing the U.S. National Parks to an increasingly diverse population of people. He serves on the boards of the ECRI Institute, REI, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and is chairman of Parks California – a new statewide nonprofit dedicated to supporting California’s parks and public lands.
During his distinguished career spanning six decades, musician and songwriter Paul Simon has produced timeless masterpieces, such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland, all of which garnered GRAMMY Album of the Year. Mr. Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. Mr. Simon is also a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and, in 2006, was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World.” Paul Simon’s varied philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund, which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families around the United States, providing more than 3 million doctor/patient visits since its inception in 1987. In June 2017, net proceeds from Mr. Simon’s month-long U.S. concert tour were donated to benefit the Half-Earth Project, an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
Charles J. Smith
Mr. Smith is a serial entrepreneur who has launched four companies and one foundation. He is perhaps best known for developing the royalty-free licensing model for digital images which today accounts for over 95% of worldwide image sales. Mr. Smith also co-founded Knowledge Factor, a company that pioneered the Amplifire protocol, which demonstrably accelerates learning and enhances long-term retention. He has served on the Director’s Cabinet at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the world’s oldest and largest organization devoted to understanding the dynamic between land, ocean, and atmosphere. Mr. Smith currently serves on the board of Nature and Culture International, a position from which he is applying time and expertise toward saving the remaining biodiversity hotspots on the planet before they disappear forever. To date, Nature and Culture has conserved nine million acres in the most diverse ecosystems of Latin America.
Keith is a Vice Chairman and Global Co-Head of the Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group at Citigroup, leading Citi’s sustainability engagement with its corporate clients. In 2014-17, he was the CEO of The B Team, an NGO comprised of 24 CEO’s of global companies, leading entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders, to drive a better way of doing business. He was an active participant in the Paris Climate Agreement process by helping to mobilise CEO’s in support of ambitious climate targets and assisting The B Team companies to make bold “net-zero by 2050” commitments. Prior to this, Keith was a Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, and Partner of Goldman Sachs in Australia, and was also based in London as Head of the Industrials group across Europe. Keith is the Founder of Switzerland-based impact investing company, NEUW Ventures SA; Chairman of the Global Footprint Network; Governor of WWF-Australia; a Global Ambassador to the Wilderness Foundation Global; a Senior Advisor to WILD11; and a member of the Rewilding Europe Circle. He was previously a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Bush Heritage Australia, and We Mean Business.
Jeffrey W. Ubben
Jeffrey W. Ubben is a Founder, Managing Partner, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Inclusive Capital Partners. Mr. Ubben is a retired Founder of ValueAct Capital, where he was Chief Executive Officer, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ubben is also a Founder and served as Portfolio Manager of the ValueAct Spring Fund. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Mr. Ubben was a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. Mr. Ubben is a director of The AES Corporation, where he is a member of the Compensation and Financial Audit Committees, AppHarvest, Enviva Partners, LP, where he is a member of the Compensation and Health, Safety, Sustainability and Environmental Committees, and Nikola Corporation. He is the former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys plc, Sara Lee Corp., Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Willis Towers Watson plc, and several other public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Ubben serves on the boards of Duke University, The Nature Conservancy’s NatureVest, and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and formerly served as Chair of the National Board of the Posse Foundation for nine years. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
John Taylor Williams
John Taylor “Ike” Williams is a partner in the Boston law firm of Sennott & Williams. His practice emphasizes the creation, production, and licensing of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of publishing, film, television, music and new media. He has served as a Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Awards Panel and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts; is a former Trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Huntington Theatre and currently serves on the board of The Boston Book Festival. Ike is also a partner of The Kneerim & Williams Agency, LLC, a literary and dramatic rights agency. Authors he represents as an agent or attorney include Howard Gardner, Joseph J. Ellis, Jeff Kinney, E.O. Wilson, Frances Fitzgerald, Bobby Orr, Richard Wilbur, Lawrence Tribe, Tim Berners-Lee, Charles Ogletree, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Nigel Hamilton, Michael Porter, Drew Gilpin Faust, and Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.
Dawn Wright, PhD
Dr. Dawn Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software and data science company. In that role, she strengthens the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the scientific community. As such, her board service has included the Science Advisory Boards of NOAA and the EPA, the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board, and the Science Advisory Boards of Conservation International, COMPASS Science Communication, and the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.
Dawn is also a Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, the American Association of Geographers, and the California Academy of Sciences, as well as Stanford’s Leopold Leadership Program.
Dawn holds a combined PhD in Marine Geology and Physical Geography from UCSB, an MS in Oceanography from Texas A&M, and a BS cum laude in geology from Wheaton College (IL). She also enjoys road cycling, 18th-century pirates, her golden retriever Riley, and building Legos. Twitter: @deepseadawn
Paula J. Ehrlich, DVM, PhD, President (Ex-officio)
Julie Plowden, Treasurer (Ex-officio)
Paul Sennott, Secretary (Ex-officio)
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Edward O. Wilson, Chairman
University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Director, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
Oceanographer, Mission Blue
Actor and conservationist
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2009
Eric R. Kandel
University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2000
Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountains Institute
Gregory T. Lucier
Chairman and CEO
James B. McClintock
Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sir Paul Nurse
President, Royal Society
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2001
Stuart L. Pimm
Doris Duke Professor of Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
President, Saving Species
Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Peter H. Raven
Director Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
Larry G. Rosenstock
CEO, High Tech High
Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General
Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment