Chris Pupke is the Executive Director of the Biophilia Foundation. Biophilia partners with organizations that have a direct, on-the-ground impact for wildlife. Biophilia supports projects that restore wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay, protect jaguar habitat in the Sonoran Desert, reconnect migratory routes for elk in the Rocky Mountains, and more. Chris coordinates Biophilia’s grants program and assists with the habitat conservation program.
During his career in conservation, Chris has helped lead on-the-ground restoration projects that have resulted in the restoration of 475 acres of wetlands, 28 acres of forests, and 150 acres of native meadows. He previously worked at Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage and Pickering Creek Audubon Center.
Chris graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where he studied international diplomacy at the United Nations, British politics in London, and Greek history in Greece. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Queen Anne’s County (MD) Historical Society, where has conducted important research on local U.S. Colored Troops who served in the Civil War. He previously served as President of the Board of Directors for Queen Anne’s (MD) Conservation Association, a local smart growth advocacy group. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Camp Wright and is active in his local church.