Geri Unger

Geri Unger
(SNR M.S. '94)

Geri Unger currently serves as a consultant for TerrAqua Environmental Science and Policy, which she co-founded with Daniel Grosse in 1996. She is co-principal investigator for the Next Generation Careers - Innovation in Environmental Biology Education project funded by the National Science Foundation that explores undergraduate career progression into environmental biology fields including ecology, evolution, conservation, and natural resource management.  Her current projects include business planning for urban indoor aquaculture, exhibit design in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) for science centers.

 Ms. Unger supports projects in community resilience, sustainability, and restoration of urban ecosystems. She is an associate editor for Science Advances and also served on boards at various organizations and universities including the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Case Western Reserve University (Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods), and Great Lakes Leadership Council.

Most recently, Ms. Unger served as executive director for the Society for Conservation Biology in Washington, DC and director of education and research at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. She has a MSc in Environmental Biology from Hebrew University and a BS in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.