Connie started her career in 2010 as a Project manager and Environmental Analyst at North State Resources. From 2001 to 2004, she worked as a Project manager and Natural Resource Specialist at EDAW. In 2004, Connie became a Greenprint Program Director at Sacramento Tree Foundation. She quit the company in 2007 to join Conservation Strategy Group as a Senior Policy Consultant. From 2013 to 2014, Connie served as a Program director at California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC).