Chip was raised by a family of naturalists, environmental educators, archaeologists, and ornithologists, and thus developed a strong conservation ethic at a young age. He is currently the Federal Affairs Communications Manager for the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he advocates for a range of wildlife conservation issues as they intersect with U.S. government funding and policy interests. Working closely with field scientists, policy makers and journalists, Chip is involved in campaigns to conserve elephants and other frequently trafficked species, as well as efforts to restore bison to the American plains. He has recently added communications for WCS European and international policy issues to his portfolio. Previously, he handled communications for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and worked as a field organizer on a Congressional campaign. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Analysis & Policy and a Master’s degree in Energy & Environmental Analysis from Boston University. Chip lives in DC and enjoys photography, hiking, maps, and Edward Abbey books.