Jay Levy


Jay Levy recently joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as the Indigenous Research & Partnerships Coordinator. Jay earned a degree in Anthropology and holds a Master Wildlife Conservationist Certificate.

In the past Jay has worked for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) as a Tribal Affairs Specialist, the U.S. National Forestry Department, Maine’s Baxter State Park, and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) as a Ridgerunner.

Currently, Jay is also the Trail Manager for Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s Narragansett Trail (CFPA) and an Archaeology Supervisor for the Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office. He is a Native American Tribal Representative monitoring federally funded projects protecting cultural and natural resources. He sits on many Native American Advisory Boards and acts as a Cultural Advisor, integrating Indigenous ideology, tribal tradition, and cultural protocol into land conservation. He has worked with many tribal nations on land, water, and human rights issues.

He resides on his wife’s (Pequot Indian) ancestral territory in Connecticut.