Conservation Dinner Series: Mari Galloway of Wildlands Network joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about protecting local ecosystems, advancing Innovative Policy, transforming transportation networks, and building community. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests.
As California Program Manager for Wildlands Network, Mari develops collaborative and strategic partnerships to further policy, road ecology, and land use initiatives that promote wildlife corridors and core habitat protections throughout the State of California.
Mari spent her childhood on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California and her summers in the Sierra Nevada, near Ebbetts Pass. Her outdoor exposure inspired her to earn her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University. After college, she rode her bike across the U.S. and lived off the grid in Hawaii before taking a job coordinating settlements at a personal injury law firm in downtown San Francisco to gain exposure to the practice of law. In 2017, she attended the University of Oregon and obtained her law degree in 2020 and became licensed to practice law in both Oregon and California the following year.
Mari lives in the San Joaquin Valley. When not strategizing a connected California, you’ll find her with her dog, Bodie, either backpacking, trail running, cooking, practicing piano, brewing beer, gardening, or sketching.