Alex Hooker, Program Officer

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Alex joined the Foundation in 2012, and he is a program officer in the Education Program. He works closely with the Character team to develop and manage grants relating to environmental literacy, and he acts as a liaison to grantees and other partners. Before joining the Foundation, Alex was a program manager at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, where he led community-based volunteer programs to improve San Francisco park sites and partnered with local schools to provide academic and professional learning opportunities for high school and college interns. He previously worked to conserve marine wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and as a naturalist in the San Juan Islands. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, where he conducted research on plant diversity and water resources issues.