Jaime González

Roles at NAAEE:



Houston Healthy Cities Director
The Nature Conservancy


Jaime González serves as the Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC). His work at TNC involves building partnerships, and creating and managing projects, to help make Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city. He is one of growing corps of 25 Nature Conservancy city leads working to create Healthier Cities using nature-based solutions throughout North America.

Prior to TNC, Jaime served as the Community Conservation Director at Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) where he worked to further prairie conservation efforts through ecological restoration, both on the Katy Prairie Preserve and at pocket prairies throughout the region, and also through environmental education programs, collaboration, and digital storytelling. He is also as the Vice President and Co-founder of the Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) a nonprofit which seeks to catalyze and strengthen the local prairie conservation movement but uniting NGOs, government agencies, and private citizens to take collaborative conservation and education action. Jaime González has won numerous awards for his work including a Catalyst Award from Houston Tomorrow, the Elizabeth Hull Abernathy Award from the Garden Club of America for his leadership in environmental education, and the Alban-Heiser Award from the Houston Zoo. Jaime holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in Science Education, and a B.S. in Biology, both from the University of Houston. Jaime also holds a Certificate in Environmental Communication from the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University.