Alley received his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987), and his Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Geology at Ohio State University (1983, 1980). He also served as a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-88).
At Pennsylvania State University, Alley has held positions as an Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor, and is currently the university's Evan Pugh Professor in the Department of Geosciences and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Environment Institute. He also has habitual appearances on the printed press, radio and television; which puts him in a unique position between the public and the scientific community.
Alpizar received his Ph.D. in Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2002), and his B.S in Economics at the Universidad de Costa Rica (1996). He currently serves as Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Economics and Environment for Development Program, Chair of Scientific Committee for the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program for capacity building, associate professor at the University of Gothenburg, associate editor at World Development, and Editorial Board Member for Environment and Development Economics.
Alpizar’s research explores incentive-based approaches to generate improved private and public management and use of natural resources. His fields of specialization include environmental policy making and economic valuation of the environment.
Richter earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (2013). Since then, Richter is the Legislative and Science Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.