MS, UC Santa Cruz (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
BS, UC Santa Cruz (Biology)
Gwynne was born and raised in California and has lived in the Bay Area for nearly three decades. She started at Pepperwood in 2021 and brings with her 25-years of experience in the non-profit sectors of environmental conservation, healthcare, and the performing arts. She completed her Masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, where she focused on the population genetics of the highly-endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard, an endemic species of California’s Central Valley. Gwynne’s work in conservation and her personal interest in all things related to communications led her to focus her post-graduate work on science communications, outreach, and development. As Pepperwood’s Development Manager, Gwynne will manage the fundraising strategy to support Pepperwood’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, cultivate crucial relationship with the Pepperwood community, and work with the fundraising team to grow Pepperwood’s revenue streams. She is a professionally-trained coach and mat Pilates instructor and lives in the South Bay with her teenage son. Gwynne also has an adult daughter, who lives and goes to school in Portland, Oregon.