Therese Tepe lives in Austin, Texas and has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and master’s degrees from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She works to build partnerships with businesses and individuals to support GWC’s mission. Prior to joining GWC, she lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia working on tiger conservation throughout the Asia region for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She has also supported work on sustainable biofuel development and payment for ecosystem services at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, D.C. Therese has been an avid mountain climber since she was young and has been lucky enough to climb some of the world’s most beautiful places.