Dr. Brent Loken is the Director of Science Translation at EAT. For the past 20 years, Brent has been a leader at all levels and has been involved in creating schools, saving rainforests, researching orangutans and clouded leopards, working with indigenous peoples, collaborating with governments, leading international commissions, and liaising with business. Dr. Loken made headlines a few years ago for rediscovering an extinct monkey species in Borneo and writing the first scientific paper on orangutan terrestriality. Dr. Loken received two of Canada’s most prestigious research scholarships for his work. He received a PhD in resource management and sustainability in 2016 from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Dr. Brent Loken has a drive and passion for creating change and this is why he chose to work for EAT. The entrepreneurial spirit, energy and vision of the organization matched his desire for making the world a better place and his beliefs in how this can best be achieved quickly. Rarely patient, Dr. Brent believes that if we stand any chance of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement it will be because of fast moving organizations like EAT that disrupt the status quo and show the world a better way forward.