Director of Community Partnerships
Sean is the foundation’s policy liaison and its advocate for community partners. He has worked for two decades at the intersection of science, policy, and society to create environmental solutions that yield the greatest human and ecological benefits. Sean earned his doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and taught environmental science and policy at Santa Clara University. Before joining the foundation in 2015, Sean launched the University of Washington’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. Throughout his career, he has sought to lower barriers for communities to influence the science and policies that affect them.