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 & biodiversity
Alexandria Gabb
Research Associate
Department of Zoology
University of Manchester
MPhil Candidate in interdisciplinary biology
University of Mancester
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 & policy incentives
CDC Biodiversité
Chloe Hill
Senior Associate
Altus Impact
Madrid, Spain
Sustainability expert with expertise in data analysis & planning
Altus Impact
Ger Bergkamp
Senior Associate
Earthmind
Genolier, Switzerland
A recognised leader in water, environment & sustainability with over 30 years of experience
Jan Fehse
Senior Associate
Value for Nature Consulting
Oxford, United Kingdom
Tropical ecologist with expertise in environmental finance & 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 & 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 & 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 & the WTO in Geneva
Karl Wagner
Senior Associate
Funding Visions
Vienna, Austria
Campaigning for WWF & others for over thirty years to conserve our planet
Kirsten Conrad
Senior Associate
Singapore
Research interests include wildlife trade policy, captive breeding, conservation, animal rights & welfare, & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Maria Grazia Sergi
Junior Associate
Milan, Italy
Economics graduate specialised in tourism & cultural wealth; projects & studies of sustainable tourism & finance
Mary Jean Burer
Senior Associate
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Researcher, Green Economy & Resource Governance & Corporate Strategy & Innovation
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
Earthmind
Luins, Switzerland
Sustainability professional with expertise in environment economics, trade policy & climate change
Taylan Melez
Junior Associate
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, USA
Undergraduate student majoring in finance
Ulemu Malindi
Senior Associate
Lilongwe, Malawi &
Geneva, Switzerland
International development, marketing, public affairs & communication.
Vanja Westerberg
Senior Associate
Altus Impact
Trelex, Switzerland
Environmental economist with international experience in applied research
Altus Impact