Shea joined Verra in 2021, spending two and a half years performing VCS reviews (focusing on NCS) and enhancing process efficiency. During that time, she worked very closely with projects and VCS requirements and gained an appreciation for the importance and challenges of program management. In July 2023, Shea began working with the Supply Chain Innovations team and, by February 2024, had transitioned full-time to supporting the development and design of Verra’s new Scope 3 Program.

Before joining the team, Shea worked in the sustainable packaging space, where she helped the private sector source and recover fiber-based products more sustainably. In her role, Shea planned and facilitated working groups, conducted research, and wrote technical and communications content. She also supported the development of a landscape-level analysis tool, which helped companies identify and address critical environmental risks in US wood baskets.

Shea has a technical background in forest ecology and carbon cycling. She holds a Master of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her graduate research examined how forest age, disturbance history, and climate variability affected forest growth and carbon sequestration. Before moving to Virginia, Shea attended college in Durango, Colorado. In her free time, Shea enjoys woodworking and entertaining her dog, Foxy.