Associate Director, Earth Island Institute

Kevin Connelly (MC)

Kevin Connelly is the Associate Director of Earth Island Institute, an environmental non-profit headquartered in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. Earth Island’s mission is to grow environmental leadership through education and activism in support of the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Kevin has nearly 30 years experience with Bay Area-based environmental and animal advocacy organizations, in various fundraising, membership development, communications, and management roles. Prior to his over 11 years as AD for Earth Island, Kevin was Development Director of In Defense of Animals, and for The Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the gorilla, and he worked in various development and program roles with Sierra Club. He is an advisory board member of Factory Farm Awareness Coalition, and on the board of EarthShare CA. Kevin is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and has Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Management and in Economics from Carnegie Mellon. He has been a vegetarian for the planet for more than two decades, and an ethical vegan for the animals since 2002.