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Biography of Michael Northrop
Michael Northrop directs the Sustainable Development grantmaking program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York City, where he focuses on global warming, forest protection and marine conservation. Northrop moonlights as a Lecturer at Yale University where he teaches a graduate course on environmental campaigns at the Forest and Environmental Studies School. Previous positions have included a stint as Executive Director of Ashoka, an international development organization that seeks and supports “public service entrepreneurs” working around the globe; at an investment Bank, First Boston in New York; and as a teacher at Anatolia College in Greece and at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Currently he serves on the Advisory Boards of Climate Change Capital in London, and The Climate Group also based in London, and on the board of directors of Oceana, a global marine conservation organization; SmartPower, which aims to increase demand for clean energy; and Princeton in Asia, which grants postgraduate fellowships for Americans to work in Asia. Northrop holds a master’s degree in public policy with a specialization in international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he was an English major as an undergraduate.