Amanda Barreto is a Project Specialist, TerraFund. In this role, she supports program management for the initiative’s portfolios of restoration projects across Africa and liaises with WRI Brasil's Forests, Land Use, and Agriculture team as it scopes and implements its strategy to train and fund restoration champions.

Previously, Amanda completed an internship supporting the TerraMatch platform and the Land Accelerator program, inputting data and creating program materials for restoration finance and capacity building. Prior to joining WRI, Amanda’s work focused on climate, ranging from drafting local climate adaptation plans to carrying out research funded by the National Science Foundation in Alaska. Amanda also contributes to the Women Speak database for the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, focused on Biodiversity and Forest Protection.

Amanda grew up in southeast Brazil and holds a B.A in Global Studies and Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University. She is currently based in D.C and enjoys gardening, live jazz performances and cooking with friends.