Mike Atoria is a Development Officer of Foundation Relations. He is based in Headquarters in San Francisco.
Prior to Earthjustice, Mike worked for the California Academy of Sciences where he served as Senior Manager, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy. While there, he developed strategic initiatives with program staff, wrote editorial strategy for bioGraphic, an environmental media platform, and developed a partnership between Microsoft, National Geographic, and iNaturalist — a crowdsourcing citizen science model for biodiversity data.
Prior to that, he served as Development Coordinator and Database Associate with Rainforest Action Network, and was Volunteer Director for Marriage Equality New York. Mike holds an MA in International Environmental Policy, a BFA in Advertising/Graphic Design, and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science.
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