Rebecca Shaw

Chief Scientist, WWF USA

In her role as Chief Scientist, Dr. Rebecca Shaw works with experts and partners around the world to identify emerging challenges to WWF’s mission and advance the scientific inquiry to deliver solutions at scale. Rebecca came to WWF from the Environmental Defense Fund, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategy of the Ecosystems program. Rebecca has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Science and Nature and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work. She is a lead author on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. Rebecca holds an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.