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Nancy recently retired from World Wildlife Fund where she worked for 19 years as a Program Officer in the Latin America Program providing management support to WWF’s initiatives in a number of South American countries. These wide-ranging and strategic initiatives included efforts in ecoregion conservation, protected area creation and management, transborder collaboration, policy, timber management, alternative income sources for local populations, environmental education, research, and species conservation.
Nancy is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, and her work involved travel and teamwork with a wide range of conservation partners, including colleagues in the Associação Mico-Leão Dourado in Brazil. She was born in San Francisco, California, and after college she served 2-1/2 years in the early days of the Peace Corps in a health/community development project in the Northeast of Brazil. There, she met her future husband and together they lived in several places in the U.S. and six years in Peru where two of their three sons were born. After returning to the U.S., while raising her young family, Nancy devoted a number of years as a volunteer in a variety of community, educational, social, and political organizations. She later worked for a scientific publishing institute and in the USAID Office of Health, before finding her calling in the field of conservation. She began serving as a Board Member of Save the Golden Lion Tamarin in mid-2010, and she is excited about being part of the efforts to achieve its important goals.