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Jon Hoekstra

Vice President and Chief Scientist

Jon  Hoekstra
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Jon leads WWF’s Conservation Science Program, a team of 30 scientists and professionals that work with the more than 400 scientists across the WWF Network to provide cutting-edge research and technical assistance to WWF’s global conservation programs.

Jon brings a unique perspective to WWF’s science program from his career experience with NGOs, government agencies and higher education. He served as Senior Scientist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Science Director for TNC’s Washington State Chapter, and has worked with the federal government at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

Jon holds a B.S. and M.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington where he now maintains a faculty appointment.

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