Eleanor Huffines has spent more than 20 years living and working in Alaska. Before joining The Pew Charitable Trusts, Eleanor was the Alaska director for The Wilderness Society. In that role, she worked extensively with local communities, government personnel and members of Congress to influence policy affecting the environment, subsistence cultures and sustainable development. Eleanor served as policy and conservation director for the National Outdoor Leadership School where she was also fortunate to spend 10 years guiding people from around the world paddling, hiking and climbing throughout Alaska and the Arctic. Eleanor has served on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Trustees for Alaska Public Interest Law Firm board of directors among other boards.