Earthmind Associates are a network of sustainability professionals who support our work on verifying area-based conservation, sustainable wild trade, and biodiversity advisory services.

Senior Associates, for the most part, contribute on a voluntary basis; some occasionally work on short-term assignments.

Research Associates are investigating topics relevant to Earthmind’s work and are enrolled in a post-graduate degree programme.

Junior Associates are short-term volunteers who have joined Earthmind for a workplace experience and are usually studying for a university degree.


Francis Vorhies
Executive Director
Earthmind
Divonne-les-Bains, France
Sustainability economist with expertise on the nexus between business and biodiversity
Earthmind
Alexandria Gabb
Research Associate
Department of Zoology
University of Manchester
MPhil Candidate in interdisciplinary biology
University of Mancester
Alexis McGivern
Senior Associate
Junior Professional
IUCN Marine Programme
Specialist in international relations with a particular interest in marine conservation
Anja Nikolova
Research Associate
School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences
Yale University
Masters Candidate in environmental management
Yale University
Aurélien Guingand
Senior Associate
CDC Biodiversité
Paris, France
Economist with expertise in biodiversity financing mechanisms and policy incentives
CDC Biodiversité
Chloe Hill
Senior Associate
Altus Impact
Madrid, Spain
Sustainability expert with expertise in data analysis and planning
Altus Impact
Eric Salzer
Junior Assocaite
Kent State University
Ohio, USA
Support to our online libraries and communications
Kent State University
Jan Fehse
Senior Associate
Value for Nature Consulting
Oxford, United Kingdom
Tropical ecologist with expertise in environmental finance and forest-based carbon projects
Value for Nature Ltd
Jennifer Gooden
Research Associate
School of Geography and the Environment
Oxford University
DPhil Candidate researching private land purchase for biodiversity and ecosystem conservation
University of OxfordJennifer's website
Jesse Hastings
Senior Associate
National University
Singapore
Environmental policy analyst with expertise in marine protected area governance, capacity building and financing
National University of Singapore
Julia Koroleva
Research Associate
Sustainability Management School (SUMAS)
Gland, Switzerland
Experienced environmental journalist currently studying for a masters in sustainability management
Julian Metcalfe
Senior Associate
Independent Consultant
London, United Kingdom
Former UK Deputy Ambassador to the UN and the WTO in Geneva
Karl Wagner
Senior Associate
Funding Visions
Vienna, Austria
Campaigning for WWF and others for over thirty years to conserve our planet
Kirsten Conrad
Senior Associate
Singapore
Research interests include legal and illegal trade, captive breeding, in situ conservation, trade bans, demand reduction, animal rights and animal welfare, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Louise Kjær-Hansen
Research Associate
Department of Biology
University of Copenhagen
MSc Candidate researching how hunting and the collection of species impacts species morphology
University of Copenhagen
Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes
Research Associate
School of Geography and the Environment
Oxford University
DPhil Candidate researching the economics of endangered species conservation
University of Oxford
Sam Carmalt
Research Associate
Department of Geology
University of Geneva
PhD Candidate researching the role of natural gas in the energy future
University of Geneva
Sebastian Winkler
Senior Associate
Global Footprint Network
Geneva, Switzerland
Sustainability professional with expertise in environment economics, trade policy and climate change
Global Footprint Network
Sheldon Fernandes
Senior Associate
ICF International
Toronto, Canada
Climate, energy and sustainability specialist
ICF International
Ulemu Malindi
Senior Associate
Lilongwe, Malawi & Geneva, Switzerland
International development, marketing, public affairs, and communication.
Valerie Morgan
Senior Associate
EcoAct
Paris, France
Economic consultant focusing on carbon strategy, footprinting & offsetting
EcoActEcoAct
Vanja Westerberg
Senior Associate
Altus Impact
Trelex, Switzerland
Environmental economist with international experience in applied research
Altus Impact
Whitney Berry
Junior Associate
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Monterey, CA, USA
Supporting the work of the IUCN Global Marine Programme
Middlebury Institute