Heather Wright is a program officer for the Environmental Conservation Program.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather was a manager with Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program where, in collaboration with partner organizations and scientists, she traveled to global hotspots to conduct rapid biological inventories and published the survey results and conservation recommendations. Heather's long-standing commitment to ecology and conservation science has led to her involvement with a variety of conservation-related organizations including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Chicago Field Museum/CIMA, League of Conservation Voters and Friends of the Osa. She has conducted extensive field research in Central and South America, West Africa and French Polynesia.
Heather received a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Scandinavian Literature from UCLA and her Masters degree in Environmental Science from Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies with a focus on tropical ecosystems.