|Title:||Innovation Manager, Agriculture|
|Languages spoken:||Spanish, Portuguese, German|
Stefan works on Nature-Based Solutions at Verra, exploring opportunities to scale up regenerative agriculture within Verra’s programs. He previously supported development of Verra’s LandScale initiative.
Prior to joining Verra, Stefan worked at One Acre Fund promoting agricultural development among East Africa’s smallholders; at Cornell University researching the greenhouse gas benefits of large-scale sustainable land management projects in Ethiopia; at the International Biochar Initiative, an NGO promoting the use of biochar for soil carbon sequestration and agricultural enhancement; and at Blue Moon Fund, a private grantmaking foundation supporting environmental and social sustainability initiatives.
Stefan earned his MS in Environmental Sciences and BS in Biology, both from Cornell University. He conducted his master’s thesis research in Mato Grosso, Brazil, which piqued his interest in the nexus of globalization, rural development, food production and environmental conservation.