Sarah duPont is an award-winning humanitarian, educator and filmmaker and advocate for ecological preservation. As president and founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation, Sarah works with Neotropical scientists to study Amazonian biodiversity with a view to educating the public and introducing state-of-the-art conservation practices and on-the-ground solutions for the region. Sarah is the producer and co-director of the award-winning film River of Gold and the short documentary Mercury Uprising, both films about the illegal extraction of gold in the Amazon rainforest. Her other film projects include the production of the award-winning PSA music video, Kids Against Malaria, a transmedia program to promote the treatment and prevention of malaria in Africa and the video of the hymn for the Amazon, a video with the voices of 500 children from all the world. Singing to protect the Amazon. Sarah has been involved in educational innovation for 25 years, creating projects both locally and globally. Has amso created an interdisciplinary curriculum that supports core subjects, including the STEAM middle school and high school curriculum, created around the documentary River of Gold. In the fall of 2010, Sarah, along with Gigi Hancock, wife of legendary great jazz musician, Herbie Hancock, co-founded CIAMO, a school of art and music based in Benin, Africa. Sarah has had experience with the board both in the past and in the present, serving in the following meetings: the Children's Medical Center of the University of Virginia, the Council of Arts of the University of Virginia, the Association of Conservation of the Amazon, the Upton Foundation, the Rachel Network, the Board of Directors of Wake Forest University. She received the Charlottesville Village Award, the Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award, the Global Syndicate Humanitarian Award, the Humanitarian Award from the New York Children's World Foundation, the Humanitarian Award from the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Pongo Award.