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Kara Nichols
Vice President of Communications

Kara Nichols joined Defenders in 2019 after three years in Colorado.

She brings extensive experience to her role, having led strategic communications for a wide range of companies, NGOs and social impact initiatives internationally – along the way contributing expertise to conservation communities from the Rocky Mountains to the Rift Valley. As executive director of a public/private partnership at The Earth Institute, she led a global education technology initiative and campaign now serving students in 25 developing countries. Her experience also includes leadership roles at American Express; Ogilvy, SiegelGale, Studio Archetype/Sapient and other brand strategy and digital design agencies; and The Grove Consultants Intl. Kara earned her degree at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. 

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