Sal Helmbrecht holds a Master of Environmental Management in Coastal Conservation from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. Having conducted research and conservation in coastal ecology, salmonids, marine turtles, and diamondback terrapin and worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, and the Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Sal has used this expertise to teach in the classroom and for the Brown University Environmental Leadership Program, The Cornell University Paleontological Research Center’s Cayuga Nature Center, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Professional and teaching interests include the development of sustainable environmental management practices grounded in ethics and ecology.