Kimberly Holbrook

Kimberly Holbrook

Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region

Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region

The Nature Conservancy

Kimberly Holbrook joined The Nature Conservancy in September 2013 as the External Affairs Manager for Africa. Her work focuses on building relationships and increasing engagement

Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region

The Nature Conservancy

Kimberly Holbrook joined The Nature Conservancy in September 2013 as the External Affairs Manager for Africa. Her work focuses on building relationships and increasing engagement with The Nature Conservancy’s United States-based partners. This work includes advancing policy initiatives and public funding opportunities as well as raising awareness of conservation priorities in Africa.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Kimberly was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Tropical Research at the University of California, Los Angeles where she conducted climate policy research and served as a liaison between the University of California, Los Angeles and District of Columbia-based institutions. From 2010-2012 Kimberly was a Science Policy Fellow at the United States Department of State, and from 2008-2010 worked for the Spanish National Research Council as a Postdoctoral Scholar. In the course of more than 15 years’ experience working in Africa, Australia, Europe, and Latin America she has focused on enhancing understanding of how human activities influence tropical forest ecosystems, and has developed expertise in tropical ecology, conservation biology, and international human rights policy. She is interested in protecting natural ecosystems and their services through conservation policy and practice that promote the sustainable development of human communities.