Ansel Payne

Executive Director, Alabama Audubon

Dr. Payne joined the Birmingham Audubon staff as a naturalist in 2016 before becoming the organization’s first Outreach Director later that year; he assumed the role of Executive Director in May 2018. A graduate of Harvard and Tufts, he earned his PhD in Comparative Biology at the American Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Graduate School in 2014.