America is the Senior Government Relations Representative for Public Lands at The Wilderness Society.
She works to defend against legislation and policies that undermine, sell off, and giveaway our shared public lands. She also works to ensure places that are Too Wild to Drill are never mined.
Before joining The Wilderness Society, America was a Senior Policy Officer at the World Wildlife Fund, where she focused on agriculture policies to protect the prairies of the northern great plains. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and a Master’s degree in International Development and Environmental Policy from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
America is a first generation American and proud daughter of an immigrant from Thailand. She grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley where she fell in love with Yosemite National Park. She lives in rural Maryland, minutes away from the trails of the C&O Canal National Historical Park and the Potomac River, with her husband, son, and their German Shorthaired Pointer named Prairie. Aside from being a fulltime public lands advocate, America enjoys being a weekend chef and novice gardener, and getting outside with her family as much as possible.