Bruce worked with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) for 25 years at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He started his career in law enforcement intelligence, investigating international reptile smuggling networks, but most of his time was in the FWS CITES program. Previously he worked for TRAFFIC, WWF-US, the Department of State, and volunteered at the National Zoo’s reptile house. Bruce holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Virginia. He lives outside Washington, DC but keeps a little cottage among the iguanas of the U.S. Virgin Islands.