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Sacha Spector

Sacha Spector, Ph.D.

Program Director for the Environment

Sacha Spector is the program director for the environment at the Doris Duke Foundation, where he oversees all of the foundation’s grantmaking on climate change, land conservation and stewardship, and inclusive conservation.  

Previously, Spector held positions as director of conservation science at Scenic Hudson, as manager of the Invertebrate Conservation Program at the American Museum of Natural History and as adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. Author and co-author of more than 30 research papers, books and articles, he earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from Yale University.