Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Kathryn S. Fuller

Vice Chair, Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History


Kathryn S. Fuller is Vice Chair of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, having previously served as Chair. She was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of Public Policy at the World Wildlife Fund, becoming President and CEO from 1989 to 2005. She received her BA in English and American Literature and an LhD from Brown, a law degree with Honors from the University of Texas, and pursued graduate studies in marine ecology at the University of Maryland. Her board experience includes service as a trustee and fellow of the Brown Corporation and as Chair of the Ford Foundation. She currently sits on the Alcoa Corporation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Summit Foundation and WWF boards.