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Interview: Zach Weismann, WildAid

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Zach Weismann serves as WildAid’s lead Wildlife Campaigner and Communications Manager.

Over the past decade, WildAid has been the only organization to focus on eliminating the demand for endangered species products. With a pro-bono distribution network valued at over $200 million, WildAid leads some of the most cost effective media campaigns ever launched. 

Zach is spearheading WildAid’s elephant and rhino campaigns, set to launch globally this year, while further developing WildAid’s highly successful shark campaign and partnerships, including a most recent joint effort with NBA Cares.

Time working with the global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in their international finance department, has afforded Zach a deep working knowledge of demand and markets, allowing him to help further WildAid’s economical approach to conservation.

He served as the Vice Chairman of the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, working to urge local Dallas political leaders to invest and engage in environmental projects and citywide beautification projects.

Zach spent time working in rural Peru with various environmental NGO’s on international development and water quality projects, before publishing a Peruvian microfinance manual.

Zach received a bachelor’s in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where is family still resides, and now lives in San Francisco, home to WildAid’s global headquarters. Zach also frequently volunteers with the environmental activist organization, 350.org.