As Managing Director of Strategy and Operations, Nastasha Everheart creates, implements, and measures institution-wide strategic and operational plans, helps develop and execute the Council’s impact agenda, and oversees the Council's initiative to improve the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship. Prior to assuming her role in strategy, she served as Interim Director of Programs, where she incubated programs related to city diplomacy and the Sustainable Development Goals. She also led the Council’s membership department for nearly a decade. As a member of the executive management team, she retains her role as a key advocate and community organizer for the Council.
Prior to joining the Pacific Council, Nastasha worked as a human rights advocate focusing on impunity and gender-based violence in Guatemala. Nastasha has Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Idaho and a Master’s degree in Public Diplomacy from the Annenberg School at USC. She is a Spanish speaker and a Latin America expert specializing in U.S. relations with Mexico, Central America’s Northern Triangle, and the Andean region. She hails from Northern Idaho, where she (a) was the first person in her family to graduate from college; and (b) developed a (now hidden) talent for the lumberjack sport of log rolling.