Mauricia Baca has over 25-years experience working across a wide range of engagement with environmental issues. In January 2010, Ms. Baca became Executive Director for the Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in August 2000 serves as a gateway connecting the community to Nevada’s vast landscapes, urban trails and recreational spaces through the transformative value of programs in education, volunteerism, outreach and collaboration. Prior to her tenure at OLVF, Ms. Baca worked with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for five years in their Nevada Chapter. The latter three years were devoted to leading the southern Nevada office in Las Vegas. Previous to working with TNC, Ms. Baca worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Ms. Baca joined the DOJ through their Attorney General’s Honors Program. Ms. Baca’s non-profit and community outreach experience also includes working as the city-wide community organizer in New York City for the New York Public Interest Research Group’s Straphanger’s Campaign, a mass transit advocacy organization. Ms. Baca serves as Chair for the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council. She also serves on the Transportation Resource Advisory Committee for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the City of Henderson Comprehensive Planning Healthy Communities Stakeholder Group. Ms. Baca has served on the Transportation Task Force for Southern Nevada Strong (2013 – 2015) and as the Vice-Chair for the Las Vegas Healthy Communities Coalition Natural & Built Environment Committee (2013-2015). In addition, Ms. Baca is an alumnus of the Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Class of 2013. She loves living, working and playing in Nevada.
The Jameson Fellowship focuses on leadership and recognizes individuals – of diverse ages, races, backgrounds, sectors, and organizations - for their contributions to southern Nevada. The Fellowship is an investment in relationships and aims to build a solid and connected leadership base across the nonprofit sector.