Cecilia will develop and coordinate a robust strategy to further the work of the Conservancy’s Restoring America’s Forests Program and related projects through direct interaction with Congressional members and staff, U.S. government agencies, a wide variety of national and regional stakeholders and relevant members of the private sector. She will also be the chief contact within the Conservancy for external affairs issues related to the USDA Forest Service. Cecilia currently serves as the policy analyst for the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters, where she represents 21 state forestry directors (and their agencies) from the northeast, Midwest and DC. Prior to NAASF, Cecilia worked on national forest issues for The Wilderness Society. She has degrees from the University of Maine and West Virginia University. She will be in the Arlington, VA worldwide office of TNC.