Amy Moas, Ph.D. is a senior forest campaigner for Greenpeace based in Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Amy focuses on the drivers of deforestation in the forests of Southeast Asia and the Congo Basin where pulp & paper, palm oil and other commodities are linked to massive deforestation, peatland degradation, habitat loss for endangered wildlife and human and labor rights abuses. Amy uses science and market based campaigns to drive changes in the supply chains of these commodities in many large corporations as well as drive changes in the political landscape of the countries most impacted.
Amy joined the world of advocacy after leaving academia. She most recently served as Instructor at the School of Environmental and Public Affairs and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she taught courses on a variety of environmental issues from an interdisciplinary approach. Amy’s scholarship had a wide focus including a dissertation on the recent history of the American conservation movement as well as other research on forest management and protected area formation as impacted by land tenure in Papua New Guinea.
Amy holds a Doctorate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Masters degree in Environmental Policy from Oxford University.