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Lisa Jones-Turansky serves as Chief Strategy Officer at the Coastal Conservation League, a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from the University of the South with a B.S. in Natural Resources in 1999, she served as an agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Africa, where she partnered with the Cameroonian government to teach agroforestry practices to farmers and local communities. In 2002, she joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation in Washington, DC where she worked on regulatory issues pertaining to consultations with tribal governments and environmental justice. In 2007, after relocating to Charleston, she joined the Conservation League as a project manager in the land use program and became the director of the sustainable agriculture program in 2010. In 2011, Lisa initiated the launch of GrowFood Carolina—South Carolina’s first local food hub. In her time outside of the office, she enjoys reading, cycling, hiking and backpacking in the natural settings she works to protect. Lisa is a Liberty Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.