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Speaker/Dinner Meeting: Stacy James, Dazzle Africa
May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stacy James, Co-founder and Executive Director of Dazzle Africa
Dazzle Africa is a 501c3 charity based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a visionary and oversees solution-based, sustainable and innovative projects in rural Zambia that protect endangered wildlife, provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged students, and engages in community development projects, such as funding boreholes within villages with no access to clean water.
She graduated from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, with a MAT and worked as an educator for more than a decade with students, teachers, administrators, and superintendents to increase success within schools in the U.S. public education system.
She also focuses on positive change through government policy and negotiation and co-led Nevada’s wildlife trafficking bill, SB194, that became law in January 2018. This bill prohibits the sales of 15 species, including ivory, rhino horn, and shark (fin).
Born in Iowa, wildlife is in her DNA, as her father had a professional guiding business in Canada and Stacy spent a good portion of her younger years with her family traveling amidst nature and diverse wildlife. She continues to focus on her love of nature by living a life committed to the environment and empowering others to take action to conserve our natural resources.
Stacy lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband Chip and their four rescue cats and dogs, loves hiking, yoga, reading, and never tires of adventurous travel!
She believes that people truly want to make a difference and together, with passion, dedication, and teamwork, we can achieve seemingly impossible goals.