Meet Courtney Baxter, Puget Sound Conservation Coordinator

Courtney Baxter

I am the conservation coordinator for the Puget Sound team at The Nature Conservancy in Washington, supporting both the Cities and the Water team. My support for the Cities team is focused in: communication work, including leading website management, updates, and coordination with contractors; event coordination, including for our flagship City Habitats events and general admin, including supporting team coordination and communication.

Before joining TNC, I worked with EarthShare Washington as its Earth Day Challenge Program Coordinator, collaborating with various groups to encourage environmental volunteering. I also worked at the Northwest Straits Commission, spearheading its social marketing campaign centered around mitigating gear loss in the Puget Sound. I received my M.A. in community-based conservation at Miami University, my B.S. in Animal Physiology and Behavior at Arizona State University and have more than seven years of experience working as an educator at various zoological institutions.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my time inside, playing games with friends and outside in nature, hiking, backpacking, climbing and photographing everything I can.