|Title:||Manager, Blue Carbon Innovation|
As Manager, Blue Carbon Innovation, Amy coordinates all program development initiatives for Verra’s programs that are related to blue carbon. In this capacity, she identifies, develops and implements improvements to program requirements and processes. She also explores opportunities for the scaling up of nature-based innovations activities, leading Verra’s work on blue carbon, including the Blue Carbon WG. Previously, Amy served as a Senior Program Officer and Program Officer at Verra.
Prior to joining Verra, Amy conducted research at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) on the effect of forest disturbance on the drivers and rate of carbon exchange between the forest and atmosphere.
Amy holds a Master’s degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University where she focused on the ecology of the forest carbon cycle. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a specialization in Environmental and Biological Conservation from the University of Virginia.