Rob Perks is Director of the Center for Advocacy Campaigns at the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Center’s campaign managers guide NRDC's policy experts in shaping and executing strategic campaigns on environmental issues. For nearly two decades, Rob has led communications and grassroots campaigns on issues ranging from river protection and mining pollution to toxics and energy. Rob is based in Washington, D.C. and earned a master’s degree in environmental policy at the University of Montana. He blogs on <a href="http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rperks/">NRDC's Switchboard</a>.