Community Engagement Associate
Tisa Djahangiri is the Alliance’s newest staff member, stepping into the role of Community Engagement Associate. Tisa grew up on a small farm in North Texas where she developed a deep connection with nature. She attended Texas State University for a B.S. in Physical Geography, a minor in Geology, and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). During her time there, Tisa learned the importance of civic engagement and conservation, especially in small communities with unique natural resources. When she wasn’t climbing or racing mountain bikes, Tisa volunteered with environmental organizations. Since college, she has worked in conservation and education in various capacities, including with the National Park Service in Colorado. Tisa eagerly moved to Jackson in January 2015 to work as an outdoor educator, and has been committed to this community ever since. She recently worked with the Alliance on its campaign to help Snow King succeed as our Town Hill, not an amusement park, and has been enjoying the intricacies of engaging Jackson’s remarkable community in local conservation issues.
Tisa will lead the Alliance’s civic engagement work in elections, grassroots advocacy, and lobbying; and will teach the 10th and future rounds of the Alliance’s flagship Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI).
“I’ve experienced the power of people standing up for what they believe is right for their community, and I look forward to motivating others to do the same. I’m most excited about teaching CLI – the best program I’ve ever done in Jackson.”