Advisory Board

Matt Flannery
Matt Flannery is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kiva. Kiva’s online platform allows individuals to connect with and lend as little as $25 to micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world. Matt began developing Kiva in late 2004 as a side-project with while working as a computer programmer at TiVo, Inc. In December 2005 Matt left his job to devote himself to Kiva full-time. As CEO, Flannery has led’s growth from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships in more than 30 countries and over $3 million loaned. Prior to starting, Flannery spent time in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya filming stories of microbusinesses started by Village Enterprise Fund. Matt is a Draper Richards Fellow, Skoll Awardee and Ashoka Fellow. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University.

<img src="×150.png" alt="" title="Jane Goodall" width="150" height="150" Cheap Jerseys class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-1245″ />Jane Goodall, Ph.D.
Dame nfl jerseys china Jane Morris Goodall, DBE, is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. In 1977, Goodall established Kaiser the Cheap Jerseys Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports the Gombe research, and she is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. With nineteen offices around the world, the JGI is widely recognized for innovative, community-centred conservation and development programs in Africa. Its global youth program, Roots & Shoots began in 1991 and now has over 10,000 groups in over 100 countries. Today, Goodall devotes virtually all of her time to advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment, travelling nearly 300 days a year. She obtained cheap nhl jerseys a Ph.D. in Ethology in 1965 from Cambridge University.

Healy Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dr. Healy Hamilton is a biodiversity scientist at the California Academy of Sciences, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography at San Francisco State University. She is the founding director of the Center for Applied Biodiversity Informatics, a program that integrates biological and geospatial data for biodiversity research, conservation and education. The Center’s focus is on the developing field of Conservation Biogeography, which investigates geographic patterns of biodiversity in the past, present, and future. Dr. Hamilton received her masters degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. For both degrees she conducted extensive field research in Latin America. Dr. Hamilton is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and a Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership Grantee.

Daniel Hunt Janzen, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel Janzen is the DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been since 1976, and he is also Technical Advisor to Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica, a project he conceived and initiated in the early 1970s. Guanacaste is probably the oldest, largest and most successful habitat restoration project in the world (1.430 km²), located just south of the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border. Dr. Janzen also serves as long-time advisor to the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), a research organisation in Costa Rica that is inventorying, cataloguing and describing the country’s gigantic natural endowment. Since 1965, he has lectured annually at the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), a consortium of several North American and Costa Rican universities. He has also taught at University of Kansas, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and at universities in Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Dr. Janzen obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Pincus
Mark Pincus is the Founder, CEO & Chief Product Officer at Zynga. He founded the company in 2007 to enable users to build social connections through games. On his way to Zynga, Mark started three companies. In 2003, he launched, one of the first social networks in the industry. Before that, he founded and built the company into a leading providing of support automation software and took it public. In 1995, he launched FreeLoader, the first web-based consumer push company, and sold it a few months later. Mark started his career working in traditional media, financial services, and venture cheap oakleys capital before he discovered his calling as a consumer techbology entrepreneur. Mark graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor to multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.