Dinner Table Talk

Weaving Intricate Webs of Partnership

Tamberly Conway, PhD
USDA Forest Service

Tamberly Conway holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from McNeese State University.  She received a M.S. in Forest Recreation Management, and a Ph.D. in Forestry, with a focus on Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and dissertation focus on An Assessment of Natural Resource Outreach and Conservation Education Program Preferences for Latino Audiences, from the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University.  Tamberly serves as a Partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, for the Conservation Education Program at the USDA Forest Service in Washington, DC.  She received the 2012 USDA Forest Service Chief’s Engaging Urban America Award: Urban Connections—Latino Legacy Program, and the 2015 USDA Secretary of Agriculture Lincoln Award for Diversity and Outreach.  Her work focuses upon creating traditional and non-traditional partnerships in conservation education and community engagement to reach diverse audiences with meaningful and relevant educational and stewardship opportunities.  She has been engaged in the health and nature realm for over 10 years, through a variety of unique partnerships.  She serves as an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guide in Training and is interested in improving relationships between the land and people.  Tamberly believes the power of diverse partnerships, youth engagement and collaborative envisioning are key factors to success in serving diverse audiences nationwide.