Catherine E. Semcer is a dedicated conservationist and experienced non-profit leader. As the COO of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.), Semcer oversees the delivery of world-class training, advisory, assistance, and procurement services to anti-poaching programs working in some of Africa’s most remote wildlands. Through her consultancy, Artemis Strategic Advisors, she provides clients with innovative influence and information solutions. She is also a member of the Sustainable Use Livelihoods Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and she led a research project that was included in the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed analysis of the role of hunting in North American wildlife conservation.