BONNI LEI

Bonnie Lei is currently the project manager for Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, where she leads its strategic partnerships and grants program. Previously, she traveled the globe as an environmental scientist and conservationist. She helped start the marine program for Wildlife Conservation Society in Myanmar, discovered a new sea slug species in the Caribbean, and researched climate adaptation of endangered penguins in South Africa. She has degrees in biology and economics & business from Harvard and Tsinghua Universities. She is based in Seattle, where she serves on the city’s Urban Forestry Commission and has been recognized as a National Geographic Explorer for her work in environmental education.