Marie Studer, PhD     Executive Director     Marie...
Marie Studer, PhD
Executive Director

Marie Studer is an executive leader with more than 20 years of scientific and education program and operational experience delivering results for mission-oriented non-profit organizations and multi-institutional consortia working at the intersection of community development and environmental advocacy. As a collaborative leader, Marie has worked closely with stakeholders to create strategies, partnerships and innovative approaches to deliver programs that provide measurable outcomes.

Her career has focused on public accessibility and understanding of science through government and public policy positions, to scientific and education leadership for international citizen science projects, to engaging formal and informal educators and youth in biodiversity learning using hands-on and online resources and tools. She is especially interested in creating awareness and action using the Planetary Health framework to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international targets focused on large-scale transformational change to enable a regenerative society where all life can thrive for generations to come.

She has held positions as Staff Scientist for the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Chief Scientist for Earthwatch Institute, and as Director of Learning + Education for the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). She serves on several boards and committees for organizations working to support sustainable communities and environments.

Marie has been with the Planetary Health Alliance since 2020. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. from Wheaton College in Chemistry.

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 340 universities, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.
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