Rachel Plotkin

Expertise: Species at risk, caribou, supporting Indigenous rights

Credentials: Master’s degree in environmental studies, teaching degree in outdoor and experiential education, more than 15 years’ experience as a wilderness and wildlife campaigner

Passions: Advancing habitat protection and restoration, social justice, collaborating with great colleagues

Working on species at risk involves three core emotions: frustration, that our society isn’t living up to its potential to share the planet more equitably with wildlife; creativity, to brainstorm solutions to the challenges that face habitat protection; and love, for the many eight-, six-, four-, two- and no-legged creatures that continually inspire a sense of wonder.