Stephanie Alston is Director of the West Africa Rainforest Network (WARN), a project of Earth Island. Stephanie co-founded WARN in 2001to build international awareness and support for the protection of environmental and human rights of rural communities in West Africa. Stephanie has served as a fundraiser and organizer for international environmental justice issues for over 7 years and has worked with Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network and Oil Change International. Before moving to the West Coast, she worked for the U.S. EPA and as a paralegal. Stephanie lives in San Francisco with her dog Lucky Louis Lovehound, a Hurricane Katrina survivor.