Ruth Anna Stolk

Ruth Anna Stolk is founding Executive Director of the Newly forming Smithsonian Conservation Commons. The Commons will convene scientists from all over the Smithsonian to create a stronger conservation science vision, improved mechanisms for collaboration, and greater impact on conservation practice in the U.S. and worldwide. Stolk has a long career as an advocate and promoter of linkages between arts and science as a team builder among experts in multiple organizations. Her career has included not only service to SI in this capacity, but also the Institute of International Education, USAID’s Higher Education for Development, International Council on Monuments and Sites, and as an adviser to a number of conservation and academic NGO’s.