Gregg Treinish is the Executive Director and founder of Adventure Scientists, a 501 c.3 nonprofit that addresses the world’s environmental challenges where access to physical data is crucial to resolving them. By leveraging the skills of the adventure community, Adventure Scientists are uniquely able to gather difficult-to-attain data on any scale, anywhere.
Named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2008 when he and a friend completed a 7,800-mile trek along the spine of the Andes Mountain Range, Gregg collects countless stories and harrowing experiences in the outdoors and collects data to inform conservation decisions while he is at it.
He is one of Men’s Journal 50 Most Adventurous Men, was included on the Christian Science Monitor’s 30 under 30 list in 2012, and the following year became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with Adventure Scientists. He is a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and considers Alan Eustace, former Senior VP of Engineering and Knowledge at Google, a friend and official advisor to the organization.
Adventure Scientists: http://www.adventurescience.org
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