Overcoming the challenges facing Asian elephants and their habitats will require many individuals and organizations working together. T&L Advisors are individuals who provide guidance for our activities from various fields. Do you have expertise to a share that might benefit us? We welcome scientists and non-scientists who passionately believe in our mission.
Cay is the president and founder of CPAL International. Previously she served as an Associate Professor on the biology faculty at Yale University. She is a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Association of University Women and a Science Scholar at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute. Dr. Craig has been the recipient of grants including the National Science Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, and the National Geographic Society. She is the author of the book "Spider webs and silk: tracing evolution from molecules to genes to phenotypes" (Oxford, 2003). Cay previously served on the Board of T&L.
Dr. Jenny Anne Glikman is a senior researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA) in Spain. She specializes in the study of human-wildlife conflict, having worked and collaborated in many parts of the world from Asia to Africa. Jenny holds two MSc, the first in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from Edinburgh University (UK), and second in Conservation of Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She earned a Ph.D in Human Dimensions of Wildlife from Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada.
Nilanga Jayasinghe is a Manager on the Wildlife Conservation team at WWF with a focus on Asian species, particularly elephants, rhinos, tigers, and snow leopards, among others. She has nearly 20 years of extensive experience in international species conservation and has worked on conservation issues across the board in Asia, Africa, and North America. Her areas of expertise include human-wildlife conflict, Asian elephants, strategic planning, connectivity conservation, protected area management, and capacity building. She is also a member of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Species Survival Commission (SSC), and a member of the IUCN Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group.
Bandhana is a business development professional with 15+ years of experience in supporting entrepreneurs, their business and the ecosystems that support them. She has extensive experience in conducting technology assessments for early-stage technologies in the varied areas of agriculture, food, sustainability, and medical/life sciences. In her career she has worked with 300+ SBIR awardees funded by govt. agencies such as USDA, NIH, NSF, NIST, and NOAA. The combination of scientific knowledge, business acumen and legal understanding strategically placed her in university technology transfer operations. She conducted patentability and market assessment of inventions to recommend commercialization strategies, negotiated agreements and implemented various outreach and educational training for aspiring entrepreneurs. Bandhana is currently working as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Planning at NextGen Technologies, LLC a startup focused on developing soil health solutions.
Kim has been in the biotech industry for over 25 years overseeing developing and engineering manufacturing processes and lab services for medical devices, therapeutics, pharmaceuticals and biologics. She has a degree in Bioengineering from UPENN and MBA in Operations Management from Columbia University. She owned Ultimate Labs, Inc. in San Diego for over 10 years serving the biotech community. She has been involved with Engineers without Borders, YMCA Camp Board and LLS community.
Yogi is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and the founder of Kinderhouse Montessori School located in Sorrento Valley, California. She has worked as a Montessori Head of School from 2001 to 2018. She holds a Primary (ages 2.5-6+) Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Her work includes early childhood education training at local schools. She works with public policy for early childhood education in the state of California. She has been offering Montessori seminars to parents and teachers since 2001, along with Positive Discipline seminars to parents and teachers since 2010. Her vision is to bring Positive Discipline and Montessori Education to smaller villages in India where she was born, and around the world where there is a need.