Carrie Dellesky is the Engagement & Communications Manager for the Carbon Removal team. Carrie works to develop cohesive and strategic approaches to amplify the carbon removal team’s research through messaging, communications products, digital strategy and outreach. She leads engagement by strengthening and expanding partnerships, and mobilizing messengers to enhance visibility and action on carbon removal pathways.

Carrie previously worked at WRI as a Project Management Associate and Program Coordinator with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Prior to joining WRI, Carrie worked for American University’s Honors Program, managing the budget and coordinating programs. During graduate school, Carrie interned 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. She has also consulted for the Anacostia Watershed Society, developing a monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) plan for the Watershed Stewards Academy program.

Carrie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University, with a concentration in International Management. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Communication from The Ohio State University, with minors in Natural Resources Management and International Economic Development. She has a keen interest in project management, monitoring and evaluation, waste and wastewater management, water resources management, and environmental sustainability. Carrie grew up in Ohio and is an avid crafter, recycler/upcycler, houseplant grower, and soccer and tennis player.