Crystal Diaz de Villegas is the Director of Engagement and Efficiency for Chief Conservation Office at The Nature Conservancy where she provides strategic direction, program delivery, operations, and communications support for TNC’s global conservation work. This includes managing the Conservation Committee of the Global Board, the Conservation Leadership Team, and strategic communications out of the Chief Conservation Office. Previously, she was the Coral Project Team Manager and Board Liaison for the Caribbean Division of TNC where she led a strategy and partnership development, as well as various fundraising efforts, for a new coral initiative focusing on innovative conservation strategies. Before joining the Conservancy, Crystal was involved in fundraising, management, and executive search consulting for non-profit clients. As an undergraduate, Crystal received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience from Duke University and she received her Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University. She and her husband live in Miami, Florida.