Ashley Boren is executive director of Sustainable Conservation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing the state’s land, air and water. Sustainable Conservation brings together business, landowners, government and other stakeholders to steward the resources that we all depend on in ways that are just and make economic sense. The organization is currently focused on initiatives to increase California’s water supply reliability, water quality and the pace and scale of habitat restoration. In addition to her work at Sustainable Conservation, Ashley serves on the Board of California Trout and on the UC California President’s Advisory Commission for the Division Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ashley received a 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her unwavering commitment to innovative, balanced problem-solving to address a variety of critical environmental problems facing California. She earned a BA in human biology, MA in applied economics and MBA from Stanford University.