Liz Varnhagen, Board Member

Following her service with the Peace Corps in Borneo teaching secondary school many years ago, Liz has maintained a keen interest in conservation issues in Malaysia and Indonesia, and has returned to travel in the region several times.   She has experienced the extensive logging roads and oil palm plantations, struggling indigenous communities in the compromised forest, as well as coastal fishing villages in Borneo, and also traveled and observed village life and seen rehabilitated wild orangutans in the Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra.   Liz’s professional career was as an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Park Service, performing environmental impact assessment.  She lives in Berkeley, California where she is also active as a classical musician in her community.