Kimberley Marchant

Senior Director of Strategic Engagements, Global Science

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Kimberley leads strategic engagement and operations for WWF’s Global Science team. She oversees functions to ensure that the Global Science team effectively delivers science in the service of conservation practices. Her team’s responsibilities include partnerships, communications (external and internal), internal communications, knowledge management and learning, administrative and operational support. This portfolio includes the Education for Nature Program, conservation’s largest capacity development program, and the Fuller Science for Nature Program, which harnesses science research and learning. She also leads special initiatives on behalf of the Chief Scientist.

Since joining WWF in 1998, Kimberley has been integral to several U.S. and Network teams on global conservation strategy design and evaluation, field program oversight, executive and organizational strategy, fundraising and relationship management, business development and relationship management with U.S. government and international institutions, conservation social science, ecoregional conservation and communications, and education and environmental behavior. She’s led and supported large-scale conservation and development initiatives, working to conserve ecosystems and human well-being in places such as the Amazon and Andes, Coastal East Africa, and the Eastern Himalayas.

She is a master facilitator, with train-the-trainer skills in adaptive management, capacity development and environmental education, as well as human-centered design and innovation. She’s designed and facilitated organizational and change management initiatives in support of several WWF executives.

As a social ecologist, she’s currently keen to use her skills and academic training to integrate ecological and social systems understanding via science and policy interventions to solve global environmental challenges. She has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation and ecology, with an emphasis on the human dimensions of conservation, from the University of Florida and both a master’s of environmental management degree in resource ecology from the Nicholas School of the Environment and a certificate in International Development Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

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Senior Director of Strategic Engagements


  • M.E.M. in conservation ecology/social ecology from Duke University
  • Certificate in international development policy from Duke University
  • B.S. in wildlife ecology and conservation with a concentration in human dimensions of wildlife conservation from University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation social science
  • Scientific knowledge management and learning
  • Conservation capacity development
  • Fundraising and partnership management
  • Engagement and communication strategy