Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity
Amaroq is the Senior West Coast Wolf Advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity. A biologist and former attorney, Amaroq has worked on wolf issues in the northern Rockies, Alaska, the Southwest, Pacific West and at the Federal level, for 23 years. She was a stakeholder/advisor for the drafting of Oregon and California’s state wolf plans, and currently focuses on wolf management by state wildlife agencies, commissions and legislatures in Washington, Oregon, and California. Amaroq has previously worked for the Mexican Wolf Conservation Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the California Wolf Center. She holds a B.S. from Iowa State University, an M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.