Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, has 20 years of environmental experience, managing grassroots, national, and international projects. At Endangered Species Coalition, she leads staff across the country in protecting imperiled wildlife, from the charismatic gray wolf and grizzly bear to less visible species, such as California tiger salamanders. Previous to her role at the Endangered Species Coalition, Leda was the Acting Executive Director for Finding Species, an organization that uses photography to advance wildlife and wild lands conservation. Through this work, she had the good fortune to spend time in incredible habitats, such as the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Leda's work at Resource Conservation Alliance protected forests using a “markets” strategy, working with university presses to shift to eco-friendly papers. Leda has worked on energy efficiency, renewable energy, environment and health, and green business issues. She has served on environmental and women’s issue NGO boards. Leda is a cofounder of EcoWomen, a yoga teacher, and a mom. Leda speaks Ukrainian and Spanish and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in environmental science and environment and resource management from the University of Toronto.