Scott Hassler joined The Wilderness Society as a Foundations Relations Officer in August 2011. He supports a variety of projects including renewable energy, climate policy and adaptation, and wild land protection and restoration, primarily in the Western United States. Prior to joining TWS, Scott was Director of Grants, Research, and Advancement Services at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. His previous work experience includes seasons with the National Park Service as a backcountry ranger and the U.S. Forest Service on a fire crew.
Scott received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. with High Honors in Geology from Oberlin College. In addition to his work at The Wilderness Society, he continues to pursue geologic research on the environmental effects of extremely large meteorite impacts and teaches introductory geology classes at UC Berkeley.
When he’s not working with funders or looking at rocks, Scott runs marathons, practices a variety of internal martial arts and photographs arid landscapes.