Daniella Pereira is the Vice President of Community Conservation at Openlands and works alongside communities in their approach to connect with nature. Daniella believes that we are part of nature and when we take care of it, we end up taking care of ourselves. Daniella started at Openlands as the Regional Forester and prior to that worked at NYC Parks for the Natural Resources Group and the MillionTreesNYC Initiative. Daniella is a Forester and Certified Arborist a recipient of the USFS Chief’s Honor Award, served on the Federal Advisory Board to develop the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, was a Fellow at the UChicago’s Civic Leadership Academy, and most recently, is working with national leaders to develop an advanced leadership program in sustainable green communities. Daniella holds a Master of Science in Forestry from Michigan Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from UIC.
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