Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin, 2050 Council member at Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability
Council Member
Senior Director of Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, World Wildlife Fund

Shaun Martin is the senior director for climate change adaptation and resilience at World Wildlife Fund and has more than 20 years’ experience in capacity building, training and leadership development. In his current role he helps influence conservation and development policy and practice by bringing climate change and ecological dimensions to the broader adaptation and resilience discussion. He also helps WWF programs become "climate-smart," making sure they are prepared to address the inevitable consequences of climate and their effects on biodiversity, people, and the ecosystems that they rely upon. He has designed and delivered training on climate change and adaptation to more than 1500 people across the globe. Shaun has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in economic development from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the boards of directors for the School for Field Studies and the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program. His hobbies include nature photography, yoga and genealogy.