Wendy Paulson is a lifelong educator and conservation advocate. She leads public bird walks, teaches bird classes in Chicago Public Schools, is active in the restoration of native grasslands, and serves as trustee or adviser for many conservation organizations, both domestic and international. Wendy chairs the Bobolink Foundation which focuses on advancing the conservation and stewardship of biodiversity through the protection of natural areas, education, and building local constituencies for nature. She and her husband, Hank, are owners of Little Saint Simons Island and are active in coastal conservation initiatives. They are active kayakers, hikers, and cyclists and love to explore the maritime forests, salt marshes, and beaches of the Georgia coast, especially with their children and grandchildren.