Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
Allison Alberts served as Chief Conservation and Research Officer at San Diego Zoo Global, where she and her team developed initiatives focused on climate change, endangered species recovery, banking genetic resources, and community-based conservation. Allison is Board President at Eden Project USA, and serves on the boards of the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Center for Plant Conservation, the International Iguana Foundation, and the Turtle Survival Alliance. She is also an advisory board member for the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. Allison’s experience includes implementation and management of reintroduction and recovery programs, as well as species conservation action planning. Her work has been recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Science Foundation. In 2015, she was honored with the Athena Pinnacle Award for excellence in recognition, promotion, and mentorship of women in STEM. Allison is a graduate of UC Berkeley, and obtained her in PhD in Biology from UC San Diego. She is an adjunct professor at San Diego State University, and has authored over 130 scientific articles and three books.