Stephen has spent his life dedicated to the field of global conservation and most recently joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in 2016. Whether trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda or whale watching in Antarctica, Stephen is a passionate advocate for wildlife and the wild places they inhabit, particularly for Africa. He received a degree in anthropology and environmental studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a returned volunteer with the United States Peace Corps where he served in Ghana, West Africa. Before WCS, his most recent role was Senior Director with the African Wildlife Foundation and he also spent years as a special assistant to Dr. Jane Goodall. When not looking for leopards, Stephen lives in NY with his wife, daughter, and pup Daisy.