Member since: April 29, 2012
We are the lead coordinators of this SciFund challenge for Projet Crevette:
Elizabeth Huttinger, founder of Projet Crevette
Dr. Susanne H. Sokolow, University of California Santa Barbara
Susanne H. Sokolow DVM, PhD
Susanne is a biologist and veterinarian at the Marine Science Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is interested in infectious disease ecology, with a special focus on marine and freshwater systems. Her past projects have studied the effects of climate and environmental change on diseases of Caribbean coral reefs and pandemic influenza (flu virus). Working closely with Dr. Armand Kuris at the Ecological Parasitology Lab at UC Santa Barbara and Dr. Kevin Lafferty at the USGS, she is now studying the potential for restoration of a native freshwater prawn species in West Africa to control schistosomiasis.
Elizabeth Huttinger , President of The 20|20 Initiative and founder of Project Crevette
Elizabeth received her B.A. in Modern European History from Scripps College, California and completed postgraduate studies at the Institut des Sciences Politiques, University of Paris, with a CEP, attended MIIS and then earned her M.A. from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Mrs. Huttinger is also certified in Early Childhood Education. She was Vice President, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising before transitioning to the non-profit sector in 1991 to co-found Lifeline Humanitarian Organization (London, Washington D.C.), an NGO dedicated to providing support in healthcare and education during the transition of Eastern Europe. She began working on the UN Millennium Goals in Health in 2001, and worked for five years developing health programs in post-war and resource-poor settings in the Balkans, West Bank, Egypt and Africa, including about $25 million in project development in Ethiopia. In 2006 she co-founded an NGO, the 20/20 Initiative to address health issues in Africa and the Middle East.
We want you to know that Projet Crevette would not be possible without all our other hard-working team members around the globe! See www.projet-crevette.org for a list of our other valued team members.