Eileen Lin is the Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor for Global Cities at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). She mobilizes companies to support and implement nature-based solutions that build resilient, livable, thriving cities. TNC’s urban work uses innovative science to address some of the biggest challenges of our time: urban water, air pollution, excessive urban heat, urban sprawl, and biodiversity extinction through engaging youth and community volunteers. Given her background in both environmental and social causes, Eileen is passionate about exploring the health benefits of nature for urban populations, while also focusing on nature as a way to tackle inequality and exclusion in communities.
Before joining TNC, Eileen led strategic stakeholder communications for United Way Worldwide. She worked closely with multinational corporations to share the impact of their corporate responsibility initiatives in areas of education, income, and health.
Earlier in her nonprofit career, Eileen has worked for a foreign policy advocacy nonprofit in Washington DC. Before her nonprofit career, she worked in the private sector doing international marketing at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. She also worked in the public sector for a city in Japan promoting cultural exchange and international trade.
Eileen is originally from Taiwan and now lives with her family in Washington D.C. She studied Foreign Affairs and East Asian Studies at the University of Virginia and has a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University. Eileen is a foodie, dancer and a dog lover.
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., University of Virginia