Since 2003, Brigitte Griswold has worked to create the Nature Conservancy’s first national urban youth initiative, The Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program. In addition to overseeing the LEAF Program, Brigitte has also served on the Diversity Council of the Land Trust Alliance, The North American Association for Environmental Education, and the Nature Conservancy. She is a 2009 Fellow of Green for All, a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy, and a 2010 Fellow of the Center for Whole Communities, which promotes community access and relationships to nature. She led the Education Advisory Panel of The National Forum on Children & Nature and is a Regional Leader of the Children and Nature Network. Brigitte has appeared on many national TV, print, and online programs, including NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning Show, and Fox News Live. Brigitte graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English literature, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.