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Corinne Heyning Laverty

Corinne Heyning Laverty is a research associate and fellow at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, an associate of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation and a member of the All Eight Club, a geographic organization that tracks the people who have ever set foot on all eight Channel Islands.

She holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees, from the University of Virginia, and University of Southern California, respectively. She retired from MUFG Union Bank, N.A. where she spent most of her professional career as a lender and in risk management and Treasury. Throughout the years, she has been active in various conservation organizations including serving on the Board of the Aquarium of the Pacific and Marine Conservation Research Institute. She was the co-chair of the Trustees of the Pacific, president of the American Cetacean Society Los Angeles Chapter, and a member of their National Board of Directors.

Corinne is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestselling nonfiction book, North America’s Galapagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey. She and her husband enjoy hiking, golfing, cooking and visiting with their children. Her other interests include reading, traveling, skiing, and, until age sidelined her two border collies, competing in sheepherding trials.