California

Wendy Purnell is a communications and business development consultant. With a background in advertising, public policy, and education, she helps NGO and for-profit clients market new products and communicate ideas to new audiences.
Jos Hill is a marine ecologist and entrepreneur with over ten years of international practice in conservation.
Jessamine Fitzpatrick is focused on timberland and environmental markets investments for the real assets team at New Island Capital Management.
Byron Thayer is a master's student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC-Santa Barbara.
Ryan Smith is a strong leader adapt at building collaborations; he thrives in uniting diverse stakeholders.
Kelly Sands is a Mitigation Banking Analyst at WRA Environmental Consultants.
Kent Carter founded, Carter Ecosystem Services, a sales and marketing company focused on the environmental credit market (wetland, stream and endangered species).
Liz Spence is the sustainable harvest project coordinator for the north and central coast region of the Nature Conservancy California.
Bronwyn Green worked as a Senior Field Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for over 5 years, and then went on to earn her Master’s degree at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
MaryKate Hanlon, Manager, Sustainability, Research, & Communications, is part of New Forests' investor services team and works across sustainability, policy and market research, and corporate communications functions.
Zoë Carlson is currently pursuing her Master’s of Environmental Science and Management at the Bren School. Through the Eco-entrepreneurship program she is developing a business that applies financial mechanisms to groundwater management.
Katie McCann serves as a Program Associate for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She works on some of the Foundation's environmental grant investigation efforts. A New England native, Katie was born in New York City and grew up in Providence, RI.
Aaron began practicing law in 2011 at the Sacramento based firm of Somach Simmons & Dunn.
Donald Brooks is a graduate student at Bard College Center for Environmental Policy, where he is working on renewable energy issues in developing countries with the LaGuardia Foundation in New York City.
James Friscia is originally from Long Island, NY. Currently, he works for Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm. James specializes in growth strategy and business design development across a number of industries.
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 Environmental Studies and opened her own business “CSV Consultants”.
Anita Sundari Akella directs her private environmental consulting practice, FLORA International Environmental Consulting.  She holds Master’s degrees in International Development Economics and Forest Science, both from Yale University.  Anita worked as a natural resource
Sara received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and is a graduate of American Film Institute with a M.F.A. in Screenwriting. Her films and videos have screened at Sundance, PBS, MTV and festivals around the world, garnering numerous awards.
Kate Bonzon has a background in marine conservation and fisheries management, focusing on the interface between science and policy.  Working in both the non-profit and private industries, she is dedicated to responsible use of marine resources and production of sustainab
Makeyev is a field biologist for the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County in California. She has been working on a conservation plan for 9,000 acres of coastal dune habitat and is close to finishing her goal.
Vierling practices as an attorney in Oregon. She graduated from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Kathy Viatella is the Senior Project Director with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
Singleton holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
James Workman‚ a visiting professor at Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment‚ wrote the award-winning Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought‚ a book which lay the basis for his co-founding SmartMarke