Paula Kahumbu is the CEO of Wildlife Direct. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer with a doctorate from Princeton. She is the producer and host of a popular wildlife television series, Wildlife Warriors, is the winner of the Whitley Award and the National Geographic Buffett Award for conservation leadership in Africa. She has received international recognition for her critical role in creating awareness and mobilizing legal reforms to halt elephant poaching in Kenya. She featured in the 2021 February issue of the New Yorker.