Alfredo Quarto, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Mangrove Action Project, is a veteran campaigner with nearly 40 years experience working on international environmental and social justice issues. His experiences range over many different countries and several environmental organizations, with long-term focus on marine ecology, forestry and human rights. Quarto has spoken on mangrove conservation issues at the UN, international fora and workshops, the American Museum of Natural History, universities and colleges and other organizations. Quarto graduated from Purdue University in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, working for 4 1/2 years for Boeing Company. He quit Boeing to work on environmental issues at the international level.