Amy Schmid

Title: Manager, Program Development
Joined Verra: 2016

As the Program Development Manager, Amy coordinates all program development initiatives for Verra’s programs, including the VCS, CCB and SD VISta Programs. In this capacity, she identifies, develops and implements improvements to program requirements and processes. She also explores opportunities for the scaling up of biosequestration activities, specifically focusing on blue carbon. 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.

Our Work

VCS Quality Assurance Principles

VCS quality assurance principles ensure all VCUs represent GHG emission reductions or removals that are…

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Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

The SD VISta Program The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) is a flexible…

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VCS v4 Docs Test

The VCS Program rules are the backbone of the program. They define the standards and…

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