Charles Huang is a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Specialist and works in WWF’s Conservation Science Program (CSP) and Macroeconomics Program Office (MPO). He serves as the technical lead on projects using technology in innovative ways for conservation including using 3D animations to illustrate impacts of planned development and Moabi, an online crowd sourcing mapping system to track and share information on drivers of deforestation. He also works on the Coral Triangle Atlas, which aims to be the data warehouse for all spatial data relevant for management of natural resources and biodiversity in the Coral Triangle - one of the richest areas in the world in terms of marine biodiversity.
Prior to his professional career, he explored conservation and wildlife through interning at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, volunteering at the Baltimore Zoo Medical Center, and helping on a project trapping, radio collaring, and tracking ocelots and jaguarundi in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Charles has a BA from Johns Hopkins University where he majored in Biology and Economics, and minored in Computer Science. He obtained his MA in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and did his thesis work studying hematology and blood biochemistry of sea turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and is a NAUI certified SCUBA instructor.