LAFF Alumnus 2013
Program Manager, Latin America Fisheries Fellowship Program
Bren School, UC Santa Barbara
Mexico & United States


Jacy received his bachelor's of arts in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies from Prescott College (AZ). Since then, he's served roles in higher education, community development, and program leadership. After working as the Assistant Station Manager for Prescott College’s Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies in Mexico, Jacy served as a Project Director for the international community development organization Amigos de Las Américas in Nicaragua. He then returned to the Gulf of California to teach undergraduate field courses in Marine Conservation and Spanish, and later became the Station Manager of the Kino Bay Center.


Becoming part of a small fishing community while working in Bahía de Kino, Mexico was a particularly formative experience for Jacy, leading him to eventually pursue advanced interdisciplinary training in environmental science and management as a LAFF Fellow. In his tenure as a fellow, his interests in marine conservation and fisheries management evolved to focus on strategy, impact and evaluation, systems thinking, scaling of solutions, and collaborative partnerships within the international social and environmental problem solving arena.


As a LAFF Alumni, Jacy looks to help mission-driven organizations shape and spread their ideas to tackle important social and environmental challenges of our day. In his current role as Program Manager for the Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Program, he's particularly excited to find ways to strategically grow, engage and leverage the emerging LAFF Network to achieve outsize impacts towards sustainable fisheries and resilient coastal communities in Latin America.

Jacy talking about LAFF program