Dr. Wallace ‘J’ Nichols is an entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, voracious idea explorer, New York Times best-selling author, loving Dad and a Strategic Advisor to the AIP Group.
He works to inspire a deeper connection with nature through conservation expeditions and wildlife travel, sometimes simply by walking and talking, other times through writing or images. Science and knowledge can also stoke our fires. But he knows that what really moves people is feeling a part of—touching and connecting to—something bigger than ourselves.
J is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and a Senior Fellow at Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ Center for the Blue Economy. He earned a Masters degree in Environmental Economics & Policy from Duke University and a PhD in Wildlife Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Nichols serves as an advisor to numerous non-profit boards and committees. He also mentors a motivated group of international graduate students as part of his commitment to building a stronger, more progressive and connected environmental community.
He is driven to understand and share how big, game changing ideas become common knowledge that strengthen performance at every level and build strategic foresight.
His work with AIP involves advising on the latest findings from the rapidly evolving worlds of neuroscience and psychology, co-creating new leading edge content and facilitating its delivery around the world.