Dr. Rebecca Shaw is Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President at WWF. She works with experts around the world to identify emerging challenges and deliver strategic solutions to achieve WWF's vision: to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. She leads WWF’s Global Science team whose research agenda informs WWF’s global conservation work and identifies tools critical to achieving WWF’s goals. She has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Science and Nature and is the recipient of numerous awards for her academic and non-academic work. She was also a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report focused on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.
Rebecca’s favorite animal is the whale shark, and she enjoys hiking and birding in the California parks whenever she gets the chance.
Dr. Shaw holds an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley