Mr. David McGlinchey oversees Woodwell Climate Research Center’s partnerships and policy outreach. As a part of his work, he regularly engages congressional climate leaders in Washington, D.C., and has represented the Woodwell Center at UN Climate Change Conferences in Marrakesh, Morocco; Bonn, Germany; and Madrid, Spain. He has also accompanied Woodwell scientists into the field, from a permafrost monitoring station in interior Alaska to the Tanguro research station on the southern edge of the Amazon.
He is a journalist and lawyer, and before joining Woodwell he worked on communications and government relations for global biotechnology company Novozymes. Prior to that, he served as the director of communications and marketing for the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
Mr. McGlinchey is the author of Final Flight: 10 Northeastern Birding Spots at Risk from Climate Change. Early in his career he launched the Vineyard Power cooperative on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, to develop offshore wind projects with direct benefits to local communities.
He serves on the board of the Spatial Informatics Group—Natural Assets Laboratory, and is on the global steering committee of the Nature 4 Climate initiative. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.