Chase Jaz

Senior Advisor

Chase Jaz joined RPA in 2021 and is a Senior Advisor. He manages a portfolio of sponsored projects and funds focused on environment and climate. Chase brings a diverse background of experience in strategic grantmaking, fundraising, and non-profit operations from his work with several global environment and conservation organizations.

Before joining RPA, Chase co-managed a grantmaking strategy at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation focused on ocean conservation. There he designed and executed strategic goals including natural resource management, policy and governance improvements, and capacity development. Prior to that, Chase held various development and fundraising roles at environment organizations such as Wildlife Conservation Society and The Nature Conservancy.

Chase has a bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, and communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He also holds a certificate in conservation and environmental sustainability from Columbia University and a master’s degree in conservation science from Imperial College London. His graduate research focused on the effectiveness of stakeholder collaboration toward marine conservation in the Adriatic Sea.

Chase and his husband live in Hudson, New York with their young daughter, and they enjoy the arts, food, and nature throughout the Hudson Valley region.

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