Sissel Waage

Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, BSR

Sissel Waage, Ph.D. is BSR’s Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. She has over twenty years of experience working on sustainability and environmental issues in North America, Europe, and Africa, with businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropic foundations. Sissel's work has been published extensively, and she delivered over 50 invited speeches and briefings, including at the U.S. Capitol Congressional Center, the Commonwealth Club, and numerous universities as well as conferences around the world.

Previously, she worked for Forest Trends, The Natural Step, Sustainable Northwest, and the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) East and Southern Africa Program. Sissel completed her Ph.D. and M.S. at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and her B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College. She has also studied at the University of Oslo’s Institute of Human Rights, in Norway, as a Fulbright Scholar, and at the National University of Singapore.