Pam Sturner, Executive Director
Pam’s interest in communication for public engagement began with a two-year stay in France, where she was inspired by the vigorous public conversations she heard there. On returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent five years as a newspaper reporter and editor covering local government, schools, and a range of environmental and resource issues. She later became the executive officer of the San Francisquito Watershed Council, a diverse nonprofit stakeholder group that engages and educates the community about watershed science for sound resource planning. As the executive director of the Leopold Leadership Program, she seeks ways to support Fellows undertaking outreach initiatives in a changing media and policy landscape. Pam also volunteers as a community mediator with the Palo Alto Mediation Program. She graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in English literature and environmental history.


Margaret Krebs, Program Manager
Margaret has dedicated her career to designing educational programs that draw on real-world scenarios to promote change. Prior to joining the Leopold Leadership Program, Margaret managed two Stanford training grants to design new learning environments that integrated technology to support teaching and learning. At Stanford University Medical Media & Information Technologies (SUMMIT), she planned multiple training events, including facilitating a live surgery broadcast between Stanford clinicians and surgical residents in Sydney, Australia. While at the Stanford Teacher Education Program, she set up workshops for Bay Area science teachers to interact with Stanford faculty researchers from the Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment. Margaret’s interest in teaching and learning developed while she was an undergraduate in innovative study programs at Earlham College and evolved further when she became a teacher designing a “school without walls” in Philadelphia. This background inspired her future work in developing programs to bring research and innovation to new audiences in diverse settings – from an early childhood research center in New Haven, Connecticut to Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley.