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Texas Regional Director
The Nature Conservancy
Laura Huffman is a leading voice for nature, advocating passionately for its value in addressing water scarcity, creating resilient communities and grappling with the impacts of population growth and climate change. She has served as Texas director for The Nature Conservancy since 2009 and is a member of its North America Leadership Team, committee chair for the North America Cities Program and a fellow on the Global Executive Team. Laura has published over 30 articles and opinion pieces and has weighed in as a subject matter expert at events like the Clinton Global Initiative America, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the UN Climate Change Conference COP23, The Atlantic’s CityLab conference, ICLEI World Congress and Stanford University’s Natural Capital Symposium. From 2015-2018, she joined the New York University faculty as an adjunct professor, teaching students how to create safer and more sustainable cities. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Laura spent more than 15 years in city management.