Jane Lubchenco received her Ph.D from Harvard University in ecology and is currently Distinguished Professor of Zoology as well as Professor of Marine Biology at Oregon State University. She serves as scientific advisor to Religion, Science, and the Environment, an international partnership of scientists and religious leaders which tries to promote environmental stewardship. She is a member of the board of directors for the World Resources Institute, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She is also a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the National Science Board. She serves on advisory committees for the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, National Public Radio's "Living on Earth," the United Nations Environment Program, and UNESCO. Dr. Lubchenco is past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past President of the Ecological Society of America.