Courtney Vail

Courtney S. Vail holds an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology/natural resources management and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. With a background in biology, law and environmental policy, Courtney has served as the director of programs for several conservation and animal welfare organizations, including Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), where she served as Campaigns and Programs Manager, providing leadership on variety of domestic and international policy initiatives relating to whale and dolphin protection and marine affairs.

Courtney currently provides consulting services focused on balanced, progressive and incremental solutions in the animal welfare, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. She has also held positions within several government agencies, including US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and has worked from within and outside of the regulatory frameworks that guide national and international conservation policy.