Alison Paul is The Conservation Foundation’s Vice President of Community Conservation. Alison has more than 15 years of experience working in formal and informal educational settings, from Colombia to Chicago, strengthening people’s connections to themselves, others, and the place where they live. Prior to joining TCF, Alison worked at the Field Museum of Natural History’s Keller Science Action Center as a Senior Program Manager for their Chicago Region, guiding and managing their community-based environmental work. In the ten plus years she was at the museum she honed her skills as an environmental educator, program manager, fundraiser, evaluator, facilitator, and leader.
Alison is a National Environmental Leadership Program Fellow and has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters degree in Social & Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University. Alison is an active mom of two kids, a certified yoga instructor and Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and an overall outdoor fanatic.