Alumni

Greg Sherman is a native of Indiana and a long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois.  He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and recently graduated from the Chicago Booth...

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Singleton holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. During her time there she spent a semester abroad at the University of Cape Town in...

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Angela Smith – Founder of Shark Team One, is a passionate conservationist, photographer, explorer and ocean advocate. In addition to running Shark Team One, she has worked with SHARK SAVERS | WildAid,...

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Ryan Smith is a strong leader adapt at building collaborations; he thrives in uniting diverse stakeholders. Since 2011 Ryan has been working as an asset manager for Beartooth Capital—a...

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As a marine official for WWF in Ecuador, Fred Sondheimer works with a variety of fisheries, ranging from international industrial enterprises to coastal artisanal communities, to help ensure that these...

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Liz Spence is the sustainable harvest project coordinator for the north and central coast region of the Nature Conservancy California. In her role, Liz leads the planning of a vineyard conservation...

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Kathleen Staks has been the Program Coordinator for Open Space at Great Outdoors Colorado for the past two and a half years. She runs grant programs that fund conservation work across the state by land...

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Ariel Steele is a former attorney who decided to "save the world through land conservation”. After working as a lawyer at a Los Angeles law firm and then for the Palauan government on a small...

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Matt Stein is currently working on a project to transform a brownfield/superfund site in his home town of Portland, OR into a renewable energy focused industrial business park.  In conjunction with...

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Jonathan Stober is a Conservation Biologist at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway in southwest Georgia.  Since joining the Jones Center in 1999 he has established a mitigation...

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Carlos is a Spanish native who received his B.S. in zoology from the University Complutense of Madrid. He spent 10 years researching nature conservation, and as a scientific advisor of the Bearded...

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Byron Thayer is a master's student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC-Santa Barbara. Prior to graduate school, his career has been a hybrid of environmental and business...

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Founder/CEO of Ecosystem Capital, LLC, an advisory services firm specializing in corporate sustainability/ESG strategy and market-based environmental and sustainable development strategies, including...

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Ethan Turpin’s creative practice blends old and new media to examine humanity’s complex relationships with nature. Working as a video producer and artist, his documentaries and art installations have...

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John Tynan is co‑director of Upstate Forever's Clean Air & Water Program, where he works to reduce the impacts of land use change on water quality and reduce the size of Upstate's climate footprint...

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Derek Van Marter is an impartial facilitator and has actively led collaborative decision-making among various interests for over fifteen years. His professional experience includes work on clean...

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Cheryl Vann has worked as a research scientist, project manager, grant writer, environmental consultant, and naturalist guide for the past 12 years. Last year, she graduated with a M.S. degree in...

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Griffin Vanze is the Founder of Experienced Apparel, a clothing company that utilizes recycled materials exclusively in its designs to offer on-trend, affordable looks while maintaining a commitment to...

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Jazmin Varela currently works at The Conservation Fund where she provides mapping and analysis support for their strategic conservation work. She specializes in sophisticated Geographic...

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Bill Varettoni is the Community Founder, President, and Financial Planner at Community Ladders. At the tender age of 11, Bill was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. Shopping around a liability release...

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