Wallace J. Nichols
Wallace “J.” Nichols spends his time discovering nature. He spent his youth exploring oceans and forests, as well as his own family history.
Through field research, his work with commercial fishermen, and the time he spends in coastal villages, he encounters among people a common
appreciation for the ocean’s beauty, abundance and mysteries.
Currently, J. works with several universities and organizations to advance ocean protection, including as a Research Associate for the California
Academy of Sciences, Research Scientist at the Ocean Conservancy, Conservation Science Advisor for ProPeninsula, on a global bycatch study with
Duke University and Blue Ocean Institute, and he has served as an advisor or board member of Turtle Island Restoration Network, Biosphere
Foundation, Animal Alliance, Coastwalk, Drylands Institute, Oceana, and Reef Protection International.