|Title:||Director, Standards Development|
|Languages spoken:||Spanish (professional proficiency)|
Julianne (Julie) is Director of Standards Development at Verra. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating the development of new standards frameworks and the evolution of existing Verra frameworks.
Julianne previously coordinated the development of the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta), managed the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Program, and served on Verra’s Sustainable Landscapes team, where she focused on supporting governments, NGOs, and the private sector in African and Central American countries in their use of Verra’s land-based frameworks. These include Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ and the Landscape Standard.
Prior to joining Verra, Julianne worked for the Rainforest Alliance. Her role there included support to and capacity building with communities, governments, and businesses to improve the GHG mitigation and climate change adaptation capacity of the farms and forests they managed. Julianne led early auditor trainings in the CCB Standards and VCS that launched RA-Cert’s role as a validation/verification body for carbon projects. She was a representative of the Rainforest Alliance to the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance.
Julianne earned a Master’s in Forest Resources from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs, both at the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Middlebury College.