Wild Possibilities

April 3, 2024 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: UCLA School of Law, room 1457
RSVP: Register here. Registration required to attend.

Co-Sponsored by:  Lowell Milken Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofits
Maurice Salter Endowed Lecture in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

A conversation with pioneering conservationist Kris Tompkins about how to forge an environmental career dedicated to public service.

Kris Tompkins is president and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation. She began her journey as an environmentalist in Southern California as one of the first six employees of Patagonia. She went on to lead the company for many years before she and her husband, Doug Tompkins (founder of The North Face and co-founder of Esprit), left their business careers to devote their lives to addressing the climate and extinction crises. Tompkins currently oversees projects in Chile and Argentina working toward creating parklands, marine conservation areas, and rewilding—the process of protecting and restoring ecosystems. Tompkins was the subject of “Wild Life,” a documentary from the Oscar-winning duo behind “Free Solo.”

Tompkins will join Emmett Institute Staff Attorney Juan Pablo Escudero and Jill Horwitz, Faculty Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofits, in a conversation about her conservation work from Southern California to South America and lessons for those beginning their environmental career.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis to those who RSVP by 03/31/2024.

Please contact Heather Morphew, morphew@law.ucla.edu with any questions.