Appointed as Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project, Natural Resources Defense Council


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin

Position Description

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of nearly 500 scientists, lawyers, policy advocates, and other professionals across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. The Campaign Advocate will work with NRDC’s Latin America Project team on their priority campaigns to protect special areas and wildlife in the Western hemisphere. Specifically, the advocate will act as the main point of contact for the Latin America team’s engagement in our nature campaigns to save the rivers and waters of Chilean Patagonia and the grasslands in Chihuahua, Mexico. As NRDC became involved in the Chile/Patagonia campaign in 2008, the advocate will be working on a well-established project and collaborating with long-time partners to protect Chile’s vital rivers and watersheds. The newer Chihuahua campaign will allow the advocate to play a key role in helping NRDC develop strategies and relationships among local and international groups and stakeholders.