Jazmin Varela

Associate Director, Conservation Planning & Integrated Services


Jazmin VarelaJazmin joined TCF in 2007 as part of the Strategic Conservation Planning team. In her capacity as Information Manager she oversees the collection and quality assurance of data. She manages and provides support for TCF’s enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) licensing for all staff. She designs and executes geospatial modeling for green infrastructure networks and other conservation planning challenges. Jazmin creates and manages Strategic Conservation’s online mapping applications.  She also works on projects that bridge the gap between communities and access to advanced tools and conservation planning including Heirs’ property mapping, sustainable forestry and African American land retention. She co-leads an effort at TCF to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Previous to TCF, she was an Americorps Member in Western NC. She also worked for the NC State Park System as a Naturalist. She is a member of Google Earth Trainer Network and a Google Trusted Tester. Jazmin has a Master of Environmental Management and a Certificate in Geospatial Analysis from Duke University and a BS in Geography from Appalachian State University, Boone. NC.

Contact: JVarela@conservationfund.org   Phone: 919-951-0117   Office: Resourceful Community Headquarters (NC)