Beth Stevens is a former senior vice president of environmental affairs at Disney Worldwide Services. Her responsibilities included reducing company-wide CO2 emissions, promoting nature conservation efforts, and creating a culture of "environmentality" within the corporation. Before joining Disney, Stevens worked at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and then led conservation, science and education programs at Zoo Atlanta. After joining Disney, she became the conservation and science director and then vice president of Disney's Animal Kingdom. She later led the environment and conservation portfolio for Disney's corporate citizenship team. Stevens is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Tubingen and holds a doctorate in biology with emphasis in animal behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.