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Guest Contributor – Nav Dayanand

Guest Contributor – Nav Dayanand, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs, The Nature Conservancy

Nav Dayanand is the Associate Director of Legislative Affairs with the North America Policy and Government Relations team at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) where he serves as the organization’s lobbyist and legislative strategist to advance the organization’s biodiversity and climate change goals before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Since starting at TNC in 2014, Nav has held several positions that have helped shape his more than 15 years of experience in U.S. domestic and foreign policy and aid for conservation and climate change. Prior to joining TNC, Nav held several public policy, advocacy, strategic communications and leadership roles with other international conservation organizations.

Nav received law degrees from Bangalore University and the National Law School of India University. He received a graduate law degree from Cornell University and is currently enrolled in a graduate certificate program on social justice at Harvard University. In 2015, Nav was honored with Cornell Law School’s Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award. In 2019, Nav was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a 40 under 40 honoree. Nav remains a strong advocate for minorities in environmental conservation. 

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