Åsa Björklund (pronounced “Osa,” pronouns she/her) is CLF’s Development Director. She has spent most of her professional life in the world of philanthropy both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining CLF, she worked to raise funds and awareness in support of land conservation in Colorado and in Arizona.
Before moving to the US, Åsa lived in Guatemala, Central America, where she worked to improve the Indigenous peoples’ situation in the country, at the international aid branches of the European Union and the United Nations. Later she branched into a field that remains close to her heart—nature and community conservation—by helping Guatemala’s largest environmental organization, FDN, expand support in the US. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, reporting from a variety of countries.
Åsa has a law degree specializing in human rights and a B.A. in journalism centered on nonprofit communication. In her time off, she loves hiking, skiing, reading, and stalking pets, particularly dogs and horses, as she is currently a frustrated “non-pet owner.” She lives in Durango with her husband and daughter.