Allison Whipple Rockefeller

Conservationist, Founder of Audubon's Women In Conservation, Former Board Chair of the Student Conservation Association

Allison Whipple Rockefeller is a lifelong conservationist with a deep love of nature and the American landscape. She served as the first alumna Board Chair of the Student Conservation Association, and she has served as Commission Member for the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation under four governors. In March 2013, she served as keynote speaker at the White House Summit on Women and the Environment, hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. She was the 2013 recipient of Audubon New York’s Thomas Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award and was honored as a 2012 Distinguished New Yorker by the Museum of the City of New York.

Allison is the founder of National Audubon’s "Women In Conservation", the highest goal of which is creating a nationwide community of women in the environment which shares knowledge, fosters relationships, builds political influence, celebrates achievements and assists girls and younger women in environmental and conservation opportunities. She presides over the centerpiece of Audubon's Women in Conservation, its prestigious Rachel Carson Award, one of the most important national awards for American women and the environment.