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Dan Chu

Dan joined the Sierra Club Foundation as Executive Director in November 2016. Previously, he served as the Senior Director of the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign, which protects land, waters, and wildlife; keeps dirty fuels in the ground; and connects people with nature outdoors. Dan started his environmental career in the 1980s as a door to door canvasser in Colorado. He and his wife then volunteered with the Peace Corps in Panama, assisting farmers with sustainable agricultural practices.  Upon returning to the U.S., Dan became the Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation and then the national Vice President for regional programs and affiliates at the National Wildlife Federation.  Dan holds a Master’s of Science from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State University. Dan and his wife Lisa have a daughter, son, and labrador-border collie mix.