Louisa is Friends of the Earth’s deputy director of planned giving. She focuses on helping supporters craft a legacy that meets their philanthropic and financial goals through gift and estate planning. Previously, she worked for five years in planned giving at The Nature Conservancy. She also worked on a side project where she created a working database of orchids found on Nature Conservancy preserves throughout the United States and spent her weekends giving tours to children at The National Zoo. Louisa grew up in Cleveland and holds degrees in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio. Louisa is passionate about wildlife conservation, animal rescue and environmental sustainability. She loves to travel the world, explore the outdoors, exercise, read and ride horses.