Executive Director, Sky Island Alliance
Louise Misztal is the Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to protect and restore the diversity of life and lands in the Sky Island Region of U.S. and Mexico. Over the past decade Louise has worked on a variety of climate change adaptation projects including developing large-landscape conservation plans and implementing on-the-ground adaptation projects to help ecosystems both resist and recover from change and to ease ecosystem transition. She was the principal architect of a regional climate change adaptation workshop series designed for resource managers to advance understanding of impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. She holds an M.S. in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Arizona.