Amanda Hurowitz

Great Apes Program Director


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Amanda is Mighty Earth’s Great Apes Program Director where she leads campaigns to protect biodiversity and promote landscape scale conservation efforts focused especially on the preservation of great ape habitats around the world.

For over a decade, Amanda taught Anthropology at one the nation’s top high schools. In that role, she was a beloved educator who worked to empower students and instill in them the principals of organizing. A leader in the green schools movement, she has been in and around environmental campaigning for most of her adult life. She holds a Masters of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts from the George Washington University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.