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Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.   In New Hampshire, they are focused on a 3-year strategic plan on climate, healthy waters, and giving nature a seat at the table.   We work with them on efforts to protect Great Bay through the restoration of 25 acres of oyster reef and land conservation within the Great Bay corridor.

Crystal Diaz de Villegas, Acting State Director

As Acting State Director for Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire and Director of Engagement and Efficiency in Nature Conservancy’s Global Conservation Office, Crystal helps The Nature Conservancy’s staff, global board, and supporters understand and implement our global conservation work in service of our 2030 goals. She provides strategic direction, communications, program delivery, and operations support for TNC. She mentprs and manages exceptional team members and works with the Women in Nature employee resource group dedicated to advancing gender equity in our work and workplace. Crystal also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Access Foundation and is part of the inaugural cohort of 100 Women Pathway with Planet Women.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, I consulted in the areas of fundraising, management, and executive search for non-profit clients. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University and Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University.