Daniel Evans, who began his career as a volunteer for the Peace Corps while earning a master’s degree in international agricultural development and a Ph.D. in ecology, is honored with the Emil M. Mrak International Award for his distinguished career and service outside the United States.
For more than 30 years, Evans has worked in the field of ecology, conservation and international development in some of the poorest countries in the world. He strives to protect biodiversity and improve natural resource management while struggling with challenges to alleviate poverty. He has previously worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Executive Director of the Point Reyes Observatory, and the Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station. He and his wife now live in Queretaro, Mexico where he is Peace Corps Director of 85 volunteers working in technology transfer and natural resource management.