Meet the UPROAR Fund Ambassadors

 
 
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Erin Ranney

BROWN BEAR AMBASSADOR

Based in Washington and Alaska. Erin is a naturalist and filmmaker, and Bristol Bay fisherwoman.

 
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Francis Aurich Rodriguez

SPECTACLED BEAR AMBASSADOR

Based in Peru. Francis is a Masters degree student at UBC working with Robyn Appleton, the founder of the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society Peru.

 
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Yvonne Chong

SUN BEAR AMBASSADOR

Based in Borneo. Yvonne is a Sun Bear advocate working with Siew Te Wong at his education center, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

 
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Natasha Klappstein

POLAR BEAR AMBASSADOR

Currently at the University of Alberta. Natasha is a post grad research student on polar bears with Dr Nick Lunn and Dr Andy Derocher.

 
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Wes Larson

BLACK BEAR AMBASSADOR

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wes is a PhD research student and bear conservation advocate. He is a bear biologist, specializing in polar and black bears. He’s also the Host of the Great Big Story’s Mission Wild.