Vice President Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, is the newest member of the Snow Leopard Conservancy team. She brings with her 18 years of wildlife conservation experience.

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Zoology, Ashleigh found her passion working with the wild cats at Busch Gardens and specializing with the Felid Taxon Advisory Group to advance the care, conservation, and management of wild cats in AZA-accredited Zoos. She went on to earn a Master’s degree from the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London in Wild Animal Biology and has since helped to bridge the gap between ex situ and in situ conservation efforts for wild cats.

Most recently, Ashleigh has worked closely with the Snow Leopard Conservancy while managing the care and conservation of the snow leopards at the San Francisco Zoo as the Assistant Curator of Carnivores. In addition, she developed a conservation partnership between the San Francisco Zoological Society, the Snow Leopard Conservancy, and International Veterinary Outreach.

Ashleigh is honored to join the Snow Leopard Conservancy team as the Vice President to help lead global conservation efforts for snow leopards and ensure human-wildlife coexistence in this precious mountainous landscape.

You can read more about Ashleigh here.