Hop Hopkins Appointed WildEarth Guardians’ New Executive Director

Hop Hopkins

Hop Hopkins ’23 (Los Angeles, MA) is the WildEarth Guardians’ new Executive Director. He was chosen unanimously by the board and staff to lead the organization. The WildEarth Guardians protect and restore wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. Hopkins was born in Texas, has lived across the West, and has been organizing for over 25 years at the intersections of race, class, gender, and the environment.

Prior, Hopkins led organizational transformation at the Sierra Club, managed LA River Keepers. He helped start an outdoor education school for children and families and was a leader in movements from HIV/AIDS to global justice, food sovereignty, anti-displacement, and the clean energy transition.

Hopkins published the article “Racism Is Killing the Planet: The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people and a disposable natural world published” in Sierra.

To learn more about Hopkins, read a profile on him on the WildEarth Guardians website. Hopkins was also featured in the Antioch Alumni Magazine.