Dr. Jonathan Scherch

Jonathan M. Scherch, Ph.D., MSW
Founder & Executive Director (2004 – Present)


Jonathan leads PBR collaborations building on 25+ years of international bamboo and related social, economic, ecological, and technological contexts…

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Smitha Rao

Smitha Rao, MA, MSc
Research Liaison (2015 – Present)

Smitha brings a multidisciplinary background of urban and rural community development as well as social science research and has spent more…

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Lance Rasmussen

Lance Rasmussen, MBA
Technology (2017 – Present)


Lance has spent his career working in a niche field where software and technology meet the world of sports and currently serves as…

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Sarah Hamann

Sara Hamann
Social Media (2017 – Present)

Sara brings an interdisciplinary background in environmental science, conservation governance, research and education. She has 5 years of experience working in non-for-profit organizations…

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Shamini Thiagarajan

Shamini Thiagarajan
Grant Management (2017 – Present)

Shamini has a unique background in biotechnology and entrepreneurship. She has acquired 5 years of experience working as a business manager for…

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Jasmin Munoz

Jasmin Munoz
Grant Management (2017 – Present)

Jasmin Munoz graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2017.

While interning at a non-for-profit…

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