Senior Director, Education Management
Headquarters – Reston, VA
Patrick Fitzgerald came to the National Wildlife Federation in 2008 where he led policy efforts to get kids outdoors and advance environmental and outdoor education. In 2012 Patrick began a new role to oversee and advance the entire Education Department’s program and policy goals.
Before joining NWF, Patrick was the Director of Government Relations for The Corps Network, a national non-profit engaging young people, most of whom are out-of-work and out-of-school, in conservation and community service. Patrick was also Director of Government Relations for Jumpstart for Young Children and worked on education policy and funding issues for Teach For America. Patrick is a graduate of Penn State University where he received a B.S. in International Business and a B.A. in Comparative Literature.