Carrie Dellesky is the Program and Outreach Manager for Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation. She develops strategies to advance policies and practices for scaling up a suite of carbon removal approaches and decarbonizing the industrial sector. She engages allies and builds and expands partnerships to mobilize champions and enhance visibility, action and impact. She also leads communications to amplify research and thought leadership, including messaging, media relations, event planning, social media and digital strategy.

Previously at WRI, Carrie was a Project Management Associate and Program Coordinator with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, managing projects and donor relationships to help deliver high-quality, accessible public transit and sustainable urban solutions in cities around the world. Prior to joining WRI, Carrie worked for American University’s Honors Program, managing budgets and coordinating programs. During graduate school, Carrie worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Mongolia, assisting the Environmental and Social Assessment team to implement a hazardous materials and waste management program and to evaluate and manage environmental and social risks and performance.

Carrie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Communication from The Ohio State University. She is an avid gardener, crafter, upcycler and cyclist.