Nick Hanauer is the International Fund for Animal Welfare's tenBoma Director, and leads an international team of security and intelligence veterans, analysts, and wildlife experts.
In 2017, Nick joined the ifaw team after spending nearly nine years on active duty in the United States Army. While in the military, he managed three technical programs and led an organization of 70 people with a global mission. Nick also served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Germany and Afghanistan. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he led over 100 combat missions, and managed the training of a company of Afghan National Police in the rule of law, security, logistics, and combat operations. Nick works to apply intelligence-led efforts to secure wildlife and make poaching and wildlife trafficking a high-risk, low-reward endeavor.
Nick holds a Master of Arts in Asian Studies and Certificate in Chinese Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he was an East-West Fellow, and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Captain, United States Army
M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Certificate in Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa
B.S., United States Miliary Academy at West Point
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