Liz Guinessey

Title: Senior Program Officer, Innovations
Joined Verra: 2021
Languages spoken:English, Spanish

As Senior Program Officer for Innovations, Liz is responsible for coordinating and providing technical input to the development of new VCS methodologies (e.g., food loss and waste) and to other GHG emissions reduction/removal and sustainable development opportunities in the VCS and SD VISta. She will also be collaborating with other Verra teams (e.g., Communications, Program, Market Development) to advance our organizational mission.

Prior to joining Verra, Liz worked for the International Alliances Program at the National Audubon Society, where she worked closely with local partners to conserve habitat in Latin America and the Caribbean. With a focus on coastal areas, she helped to coordinate and implement a variety of conservation programs that aimed to meet climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals. Before her time at Audubon, Liz spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Costa Rica working on a community-based mangrove reforestation and blue carbon project.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of Georgia. Liz completed her MS thesis analyzing GHG budgets of Georgia’s coastal salt marshes and researching pathways to bring carbon stored to market. In her free time, Liz loves to spend time outside hiking, paddling, and finding the best swimming holes.

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