Dune is the Executive Director of Lonely Whale where she designs and leads change-making ocean conservation initiatives to address key drivers of environmental degradation and species decline. Her expertise in sustainability and environmental business issues across corporate, municipal, nonprofit, and philanthropic institutions, coupled with a Ph.D. in Psychology, allows for an innovative yet practical approach to resolving systemic challenges for our environment. Prior to joining Lonely Whale, Dune was the head of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Philanthropy and led the Great Elephant Census, Global Fin Print, Smart Catch, and the BLM Coal Leasing Program PEIS lawsuit. Additionally, Dune oversaw Paul Allen's $100M Global Ebola commitment and the Allen Distinguished Educators program. Dune is also the co-founder of The Green Sports Alliance and an inaugural member of Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project.
Emma is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Lonely Whale where she brings her unique talent and passion for building unique initiatives, programming, and partnerships across media, philanthropy, and celebrity. Emma joined Lonely Whale shortly after its founding and brought with her a six-year history in ideating and producing major integrated communications and marketing campaigns for global and Fortune 500 brands. Under Emma’s passionate leadership, Lonely Whale continues to spearhead radically collaborative efforts, including Lonely Whale's flagship campaign, Strawless in Seattle. The campaign resulted in the permanent removal of more than 2.5M single-use plastic straws, and was marked by a commitment to remove plastic straws from the airport, landmark properties and professional sports arenas.
Emy is the Digital Strategist at Lonely Whale where she leads all online content and strategy, including spearheading Lonely Whale's #StopSucking social media challenge that within its first two months earned an organic reach of 32M across 30 countries and localized in more than seven languages. Prior to joining Lonely Whale, Emy worked in the startup space as a digital and social expert within tech and entertainment. Emy’s passion for the environment and building community inspired her to bring her skill set to Lonely Whale to empower and create on behalf of socially-conscious initiatives.
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