Hilary Hilsabeck

Hilary Hilsabeck


Hilary Hilsabeck serves as the community development manager for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Hilary has worked in community development across the U.S. and East Africa for the past nine years, with seven of those spent in Rwanda. She began her career with the U.S. Peace Corps as a community health volunteer and moved into leading the growth and scale of two social enterprises that deliver impact to women. Hilary is passionate about sustainable and impactful community development. She believes that a local, eco-feminist approach is critical to conservation efforts and that protecting natural resources provides opportunities for both men and women to rise from social and financial hardships.  

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa and a master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota.