Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Wendy Abrams

Founder, Cool Globes


Wendy Abrams is an environmental activist and the founder of Cool Globes. She is a Trustee for Waterkeeper Alliance, and serves of the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, the Center for American Progress (c4) and Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW.  In 2011, she helped establish The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. She is a principal shareholder of Medline Industries, Inc.  She received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Wendy and her husband, Jim, live in Highland Park, IL. They have four children (their youngest, Jacob, is in the Brown Class of 2021).