Allen Rubió Sandico FRGS FRSA FRAS FLS

Catalyst, Generalist, and Storyteller in Berlin, London, Madrid, Reykjavík, Seattle

Allen Rubió Sandico FRGS FRSA FRAS FLS

Catalyst, Generalist, and Storyteller in Berlin, London, Madrid, Reykjavík, Seattle

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“I chose life over death for myself and my friends. I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” —Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS (1874-1922)

I am an abolitionist, adventurer, advocate, athlete, explorer, geopolitical economist, humanitarian, photojournalist, and writer obsessed about the arts, animal rights, conservation, education, global security, human rights, leadership, and social justice. My professional experience includes academia, business, defense, diplomacy, finance, government, Intelligence, non-profit, public health, and public policy.

As a progressive social entrepreneur, I founded a global wildlife conservation NGO in 2014 focusing on its mission to abolish all wildlife exploitation worldwide against the ravages of Wildlife Terrorism and the evil commerce of the Extinction Economy—evangelizing in city centers, corporate boardrooms, executive offices, lecture halls, legislative chambers, public plazas, social clubs, supper clubs, and on-field operations worldwide.

I live simply as a Minimalist and a Vegan so that all species may simply live while treading lightly and ethically on all my endeavors and travels. I seldom sleep, dabble in photography to create visual alchemy while seeing the world intimately, fence whenever I feel the need to duel, run endurance races for the medals, and learn languages to better understand the world. Above all, I prefer to climb mountains for the fresh air when the weather is really, really nice.

I am a lifetime member of the Piolet Society and a Great Ranges Fellow of the American Alpine Club (AAC) in Colorado to refine my craft within the “Fellowship of the Rope.” As a Fellow of multiple royal societies of learning in the United Kingdom, I am grateful for my opportunities to explore the world, grow intellectually, and do good works defending all species and the planet—whilst witnessing all of its beauty and tragedy.

On 1 April 2022, I created the Zelensky-Novalny Scale of Moral Courage as a standard barometer of courage against the question: “Were you brave enough to make a difference for moral causes bigger than yourself?”

If you’d like to get in touch with me to discuss any of my passions, missions, and visions, please reach out through any of the links above and below.

“Our goals must be, to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” —Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

  • Work
    • Generalist
  • Education
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Washington
    • Norwich University