Sam Teicher

Sam Teicher

I'm driven by passion to integrate sustainability, innovation and climate change adaptation as strategic imperatives for business and policy
General Business • Operations
Washington, D. C., US
Skills
  • Education
  • Administration
  • Ecology
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Management
  • Football
  • Government Relations
  • Networking
  • Operations
  • People-oriented
  • Pitching
  • Policy
  • Research
  • Sales Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media
Experience
Coral Vita

Chief Reef Officer @Coral Vita • Co-Founder

Growing corals 50x faster to restore dying reefs

Aug '15 - Present (4 years 8 months)

Amazing things Sam's made
Coral reefs are one of the most magical and valuable ecosystems in the world, supporting nearly 1B people and 25% of marine life. But 75% of Earth's reefs are projected to be dead by 2050. While in grad school at Yale in 2014, I had an idea for a brand new concept together with my friend Gator Halpern: create a for-profit company capable of meaningfully restoring our world's dying reefs.

Today, Coral Vita is preparing to launch our pilot coral farm in the Caribbean. We've recruited two of the world's leading coral scientists and are commercializing their methods to grow corals up to 50x faster while enhancing their resiliency to climate change. We will sell restoration to customers that depend on the $30B annual revenue reefs generate through tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection. Coral Vita raised over $1.5M to build this first farm, which we envision as a stepping stone to a global network of land-based farms capable of helping preserve coral reefs for future generations.
Education
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental

Master of Environmental Management Aug 2013 - May 2015

Yale College

Yale College

Bachelor of Arts Aug 2008 - May 2012

Recommendations

Hyacinthe Nare

Sam is passionate, his work is topical and meaningful!

Devin O'Reilly

Wonderful cause and human being. Cannot speak more highly of this mission.