KATHRYN S. FULLER is currently chair of the National Museum of Natural History and a managing partner in Doyle Property Partners. She was president and chief executive officer of World Wildlife Fund from 1989 to 2005. Prior to that, she was executive vice president, general counsel and director of WWF’s programs in public policy and wildlife trade monitoring.
Before joining WWF, she worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Office of Legal Counsel, then as a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division, where she helped create the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section. She became chief of the section in 1981, and in 1992 was a special adviser to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Fuller received her BA in English and American literature from Brown University. She earned a law degree with honors from the University of Texas and pursued graduate studies in marine, estuarine and environmental science at the University of Maryland. She serves on a number of boards, including Alcoa, the Summit Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Greater Himalayas Foundation.