Lead Associate, US Lands
Haley leads work within the US Climate team and with teams across WRI to advance natural climate solutions in the US. Haley works at the federal, state, and regional levels to leverage restoration, protection, and sustainable management of natural and working landscapes to increase carbon sequestration and provide equitable environmental services to communities. At the federal level, Haley manages WRI’s Farm Bill research and advocacy as well as informs appropriations requests and agriculture and forestry policy research. At the state level, Haley works closely with states in the US Climate Alliance to design and improve states’ greenhouse gas inventories for the agriculture and forestry sectors and implement effective policy. Haley also coordinates and contributes to WRI’s research on biomass utilization in the US.
Haley holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment with a focus on environmental policy, environmental justice, and land use in the US West; and a BA in Environmental Anthropology from Colorado College. While at Yale, Haley served as a research assistant for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative and assisted Bridger-Teton National Forest and other partners with land use planning and stakeholder engagement. Previously she worked as an environmental science educator for NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park and has guided educational wilderness trips in Alaska, California, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Haley has also worked to build coalitions to support soil-friendly ranching practices with the Quivira Coalition in New Mexico and conducted post-fire restoration and public lands maintenance with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute in Colorado.
Haley lives in California with her partner and two cats. Outside of work, Haley loves to backpack, SCUBA dive, water color, and felt.
U.S. ClimateVisit Project
Advancing climate action on federal, state and local levels to ensure a sustainable, prosperous and just future for all Americans.Part of Climate
Carbon RemovalVisit Project
Assessing carbon removal pathways, their potential, barriers and policy options to accelerate development as part of a suite of climate actions.Part of Climate