Jennifer helps lead the Center's sustainable food initiatives, including the Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign. She drives the Population and Sustainability program's Earth-friendly Diet initiatives related to industrial animal agriculture, overpopulation and overconsumption, and the impact of our food systems on wildlife and the planet. Before joining the Center in 2015, she worked on a number of food, wildlife and environmental campaigns as the staff writer for the Animal Legal Defense Fund; she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years as a professor at Kansas State University and San Francisco State University.
Stephanie leads the Center for Biological Diversity's work to highlight and address threats to endangered species and wild places from runaway human population growth and overconsumption. She previously worked for Change.org, where she helped hundreds of people start and win online campaigns to protect wildlife. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and has years of experience in organizing, outreach and communications, with a focus on animals and the environment. She is the author of The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
Mark works in the Center's Population and Sustainability program to advance sustainable diets through policy and advocacy. He holds a master's degree in health education and is a registered dietitian, specializing in plant-based diets and their implications for sustainability, policy and health, as well as their practical applications. Before joining the Center, Mark worked on nutrition policy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and provided nutrition counseling. He also spent 15 years working in local environmental health.
Contact: Baltimore, MD, email Mark Rifkin