Program Officer, Climate and Land Use Subprogram
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Belinda manages the Packard Foundation’s climate and land use sub-program, overseeing the Foundation’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution resulting from global deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices across the world. Belinda has worked for over 15 years on market-based incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the California Director for the American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International and a leading carbon offset program, where she was responsible for guiding ACR’s activities in California’s carbon market. She has worked for various other organizations including the Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund on forest, wetland, and water conservation, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and the design of market based approaches to conservation. She received a M.S. in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.