Eric joined the FUND in 2012 and previously served in executive leadership, policy formation, advocacy and operating positions in the private and non-profit sectors. He has also served as an environmental issues consultant, and during his career has worked with conservation-focused organizations in the Adirondacks, Albany, California and Alaska. His diverse experience has included programs of national and international scope. Eric holds a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University and a BA degree is Psychology (with minors in chemistry and biology) from SUNY-Plattsburgh. He was also a Visiting Fellow through Yale University's Program on Non-profit Organizations.