Global Conservation Campaigns- The Nature Conservancy
Nominated Kahil Kettering (2018)
Nominated Nathan Hunter (2017)
Hazel Wong is a tenacious conservation advocate. Under her tenure as director of Global Conservation Campaigns, The Nature Conservancy has generated over $39 billion in public funding at state and local levels for natural resources protection. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy Hazel had a long and distinguished career in both politics and the broadcast media. She managed and coordinated candidate campaigns for the Nevada State Democratic party. She was also an assignment editor, producer and announcer on local TV and radio.
Hazel’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from California State University, Fullerton. Born in the Seychelles, a group of islands off the east coast of Africa, Hazel has been at the forefront of researching how to engage communities of color in conservation and has been an advocate on diversifying the conservation community.