Faith Campbell holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. She has worked as a conservation advocate for several major environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, American Lands Alliance, the Nature Conservancy, and the Center for Invasive Species Prevention. Since the early 1990s, Faith has focused on invasive species policy, especially those insects and pathogens that attack North American tree species. Faith has written for publications ranging from Bioscience to Earth First Journal, including three in-house reports on the forest pest issue (http://treeimprovement.utk.edu/FadingForests). Faith served as an advisor to the Office of Technology Assessment project, which resulted in its report Harmful Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. She also served two terms on the National Invasive Species Council's federal Advisory Committee and led its sub-group that investigated pathways of species' invasion. In September 2016, Faith was awarded the John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships by the National Association of State Foresters.