Rachel Smolker

Bio

Rachel Smolker is a codirector of Biofuelwatch, and an organizer with Energy Justice Network. She works to expose and oppose the harmful impacts of commercial/industrial bioenergy on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people and the climate. She participates in various national and international climate justice networks to oppose false solutions to climate change. Rachel has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan. Prior to her current position, she worked as a field biologist in various countries around the world, where she gained first hand experience with the complexities of conserving biodiversity and addressing poverty. She is author of numerous articles, reports and also of a book ("To Touch A Wild Dolphin", Doubleday 2001) and lives in Vermont.