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Daisy Rodríguez

Executive Director of Government & Community Affairs

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Region: New York City

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Daisy Rodríguez is the Executive Director of Government & Community Affairs for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) where she oversees all NYC and State-based government and community engagement. Ms. Rodríguez is responsible for helping seek public funding (capital and expense) support for WCS. She engages elected officials, community members, and the public on the importance of conservation of wildlife and wild places. Prior to her arrival at WCS in August 2017, she was the Director of Government Affairs at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where she was responsible for seeking public support and funding, including helping with the outreach to communities throughout the five boroughs. Previously to joining AMNH, Daisy served as Community Outreach Director for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and as the Senator’s Constituent Liaison helped to resolve numerous constituency concerns and expanded the Senator’s profile. She also served on the Senator’s campaign during his 2004 re-election.

Ms. Rodríguez is a lifelong New Yorker.  She holds an MA in Urban Affairs from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She attended Manhattan College and received her B.A. with a dual major in Urban Affairs and Political Science, as well as a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies.



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