Ari Lawson is a Grants and Finance Specialist in the Forest Program. She is responsible for overseeing budgets, grants and contracts for Land & Carbon Lab, as well as other special projects in the Forest Program.

Prior to joining WRI, Ari's career has been focused in the non-profit sector. Most recently she worked for Special Olympics International supporting grant administration, finance, and operations for the Unified Champion Schools initiative.

Ari holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from The College of Idaho.