As Director of Strategy, Nastasha Everheart facilitates vision-setting at the highest tiers of Pacific Council leadership, creates, implements, and measures institution-wide strategic plans, and helps develop and execute the Council’s impact agenda. Prior to assuming her role in strategy, she 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 by overseeing long term member recruitment, retention, and engagement strategy and serving as a facilitator of partnerships between the Pacific Council and like-minded institutions in the California non-profit and global affairs communities. 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.