International League of Conservation Photographers
New York, NY, USA
Buffy is the Chairman of the Board of the International League of Conservation Photographers (www.iLCP.com) and President/Co-Founder of the SunLight Time Foundation. Buffy is a proud member of the Pleiades Network: a constellation of women working for a sustainable world. She has spent over a decade deeply involved with the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and consults for many organizations that work there. In 2009 Buffy published a photography book on the life of Galapaguenos.
Buffy grew up on an estuary off the Chesapeake Bay and has spent much of her adult life in the waters off the lower Florida Keys. She was a field producer and natural history guide for a story in the National Geographic Magazine on the Goliath Grouper. Buffy collaborated on the harp seal segment, of a National Geographic story on the Gulf of St. Lawrence & used her field experience, and local knowledge to scout a story for the magazine on Sargassum.
Buffy holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Humboldt State Univeristy, a B.A. in Ancient Military History from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has taken continuing education at Harvard College. She is an avid SCUBA diver and photographer. She divides her time between New York City and the Lower Florida Keys.