Jeffrey Glassberg, Ph.D
Jeffrey Glassberg is the driving force behind the butterflying revolution. Due to his efforts, large numbers of Americans are now beginning, for the first time, to view butterflies as wildlife. Dr. Glassberg has followed butterflies since he was 5 years old. He obtained a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Rice University, then conducted research at Stanford University Medical School with Nobel Laureate Arthur Kornberg. In 1981, while at Rockefeller University, he invented DNA fingerprinting, and co-founded a biotechnology company (Lifecodes Corporation), that commercialized this technique and taught the F.B.I. how to use it.
Dr. Glassberg is the founder and president of the North American Butterfly Association and a past president of Xerces Society. He is the editor of American Butterflies magazine, and the author of nine books, including A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America. Dr. Glassberg graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1993, and is a member of the New York Bar. He is an Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University.
Stacy comes to NABA in the wake of dual careers as a Hollywood film producer and presidential campaign operative. She co-founded an arts nonprofit that now has more than 10,000 members, built a housing affordability advocacy organization from the startup stage, and has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and wildlife conservation. When not working to save butterflies, she’s out discovering new places to hike in rural New Jersey.