Mikena Manspeaker is a Grants & Finance Specialist II for the NDC Partnership. She works with the WRI’s Climate Program to expand program visibility and impact, and influence decision makers to advance solutions for today’s environmental challenges. Her project duties include financial management, implementing operational policies, and achieving donor compliance.

Prior to joining WRI, Mikena worked with the international nonprofit Enactus, the world's largest experiential learning platform as a Regional Program Manager. She supported college students pursuing social entrepreneurship projects aiming to create a better, more sustainable world. Additionally Mikena worked as a financial analyst for multi-billion corporations in portfolio management, budget and forecast analysis and operational management.

Mikena holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration.

Mikena currently resides in Asheville, NC and enjoys hiking, camping and water activities with her partner, Axel, and dog, Rolig.