Jonathan Tyrrell is a program manager at the Next 100 Coalition, where he’s focused on advancing policy solutions at the intersection of environment and equity for communities of color.

Ever since his first knee-deep wade into the flooded banks of the riparian corridor of the Middle Rio Grande valley in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jonathan found his passion for conserving and connecting communities to the outdoors.

As a former environmental educator, planner, and facilitator, he brings a multidisciplinary approach to his professional pursuits, centered in building relationships across perspectives to deliver environmental justice. He’s especially proud of his contributions to conservation planning in the Middle Rio Grande; gray wolf restoration in Colorado; and supporting young people to pursue their passions in the environmental field through education and mentorship. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado and has a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry from the University of New Mexico.

In his off hours, you can find Jonathan at a diy community art event, a punk or metal concert, or, of course, outside - camping in the Santa Fe National Forest, taking a walk at a local green space, or at a national park or forest.