Council Bio - Lucas Joppa


Lucas Joppa is Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Scientist, where he serves as the company’s focal point at the intersection of science, technology, and environmental sustainability. A key component of his role at Microsoft includes leading the AI for Earth program, a significant investment in deploying Microsoft’s AI technologies for environmental solutions in the areas of climate, water, agriculture, and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. Joppa is an internationally recognized environmental scientist, and serves as a strategic advisor to many non-profit, government, and corporate institutions nationally and internationally. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Lucas holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Duke University, an honorary fellowship at the Zoological Society of London, and is a recipient of the Society for Conservation Biology’s Early Career Award.