Patricia Leon

Program Officer for the Eastern Tropical Pacific, Re:wild

    Education

    Master in International Development Policy, Duke University

    B.A. Economics, Emmanuel College

    Patricia has 15 years of experience managing conservation and sustainable development projects. She works to build consensus around environmental objectives and programs. At Re:wild, Patricia identifies ridge to reef conservation priorities for the Eastern Tropical Pacific. This includes developing partnerships with NGOs, private foundations, and governments to deliver high impact conservation opportunities. 

    Patricia believes in the power of consensus building tools to generate sound conservation outcomes. Prior to joining Re:wild, Patricia worked with international organizations, NGOs and government to design climate smart policy and environmental programs. At Island conservation, she designed and managed multilateral and bilateral projects for the Latin America office. She served as advisor to the Governor of Galapagos Islands, were she led public consultations and policy design on multiple issues, especially sustainable transport, and energy.  Patricia also served as Caribbean Program Manager for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, a UK government sponsored global initiative. She has served as a consultant for the World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank Group, IADB, among others.