Maude Dinan is motivated by efforts that foster our alignment with nature, one another, and collective well-being. Currently, she works for the USDA Southwest Climate Hub where she crafts actionable resources for agriculturalists and other land stewards navigating climate change.

Prior to this role, Maude earned her Master’s in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. There, she researched the intangible benefits people receive from nature to elevate the human-nature relationship in landscape management. She complemented her time in graduate school organizing student visits and service projects in nearby national parks, as well as empowering her student community through civic voice lessons with the support of NPCA. Once a seasonal interpreter, Maude continues to guide night sky experiences as a docent for Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in her home of Las Cruces and advocates for equitable career pathways in her field.