Lisa Gonzalez is the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Texas, the state office of the National Audubon Society, where she leads statewide strategy development to advance science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation to protect birds, their habitat, and the resources they need.
Prior to joining Audubon Texas in 2021, Lisa served for 19 years in research and executive leadership roles at HARC. Lisa applies her background in ecological data analytics, equitable community engagement, and sustainability best practice to advance conservation outcomes in alignment with issues such as climate, natural infrastructure, water, and energy.
Lisa holds a B.S. in Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston, and a M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She has led numerous initiatives, including the Quiet Invasion invasive species field guide series, invasive species risk assessments, State of Galveston Bay reports, and the Galveston Report Card. Lisa’s decades of work along the Texas Coast led to her love of birds and the habitats they and humans need to thrive. She is a member of the Harris County Community Flood Resilience Task Force, the Board of Directors of the Bayou Preservation Association, and the Advisory Council for Texas Sea Grant.