The foundation's conservation program includes the Andes-Amazon, Marine Conservation and Wild Salmon Ecosystems initiatives, as well an interlinked portfolio of initiatives focused on market-based approaches to conservation (the Conservation and Financial Markets, Forests and Agricultural Markets, and Oceans and Seafood Markets initiatives). Aileen’s previous roles at the foundation include developing and leading the Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative and the Conservation and Markets initiatives.
Prior to joining the foundation, Aileen was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, where she led client engagements in strategy, operations and organizational effectiveness across a wide range of sectors. She currently serves on the boards of the Windward Fund and the Climate and Land Use Alliance. She has previously served as chair of the board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association and treasurer of the Western Conservation Foundation. She also volunteers with her hometown of Los Altos Hills as co-chair of the Environmental Initiatives Committee.
Aileen was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She attended Yale University, where she received a B.A. in political science and East Asian studies. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California bar.