Martha Stein-Sochas ’78
Martha Stein-Sochas is currently Senior Vice President and Director of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability and Peace with Conservation International an American nonprofit organization which works in the area of conversation and development. She oversees all of CI’s international policy work, engagement with multilateral and bilateral donors as well as CI’s programs in the area of social policy with local communities around the world.
She was formerly a Director with the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency). AFD is a development finance institution that works on behalf of the French government to finance economic growth, reduce poverty and inequity, and build capacity and competency in over 40 countries worldwide. Ms. Stein-Sochas worked at AFD for 20 years before joining Conservation International early 2012.
She graduated in 1978 from Lewis & Clark College in Foreign Languages. After serving in the Peace Corps in Gabon (Central Africa), she attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC where she received a MA in International Relations in 1982.
Ms. Stein-Sochas lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Jacques. They have three children Laura, Thomas, and Simon.