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Shea Flanagan

Shea serves as the Director of Sustainability and Strategy for Conservation Resources, an investment manager that seeks to align private equity with conservation capital for the purpose of acquiring and managing a diverse portfolio of real asset properties. She creates and implements innovative conservation opportunities firmwide, including within its sustainable agriculture and forestry initiatives. Previously, Shea worked for the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group.

At Yale, Shea focused on the themes of conservation finance, systems change initiatives and organizational management. She wrote for the Conservation Finance Network at the Center for Business and the Environment, volunteered as a Nonprofit Board Fellow with The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, worked for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, and interned with LegacyWorks Group in the Teton region.

Prior to earning her Master of Environmental Management, Shea worked for The Nature Conservancy in two state chapters on their conservation and stewardship teams. She also worked for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Kenya as a field researcher. She is a graduate with honors from Dartmouth College, double majoring in Biology (Ecology) and Environmental Studies.

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