Project Specialist, TerraMatch
Neil is a Project Specialist with the TerraMatch platform, a cornerstone of WRI's Global Restoration Initiative. Leveraging his background in forest carbon analyses, Neil is using his experiences to enhance the platform to better facilitate the expansion of forest restoration efforts via innovative funding approaches for local groups.
Neil previously worked as a Research Analyst with WRI's Carbon Removal team researching natural pathways for carbon removal in the United States, integrating the climate benefit research side with an exploration of economic co-benefits to enhance the understanding of CDR policy impacts.
Prior to joining WRI, Neil worked in environmental issues in his home state of Minnesota, researching agricultural climate adaptation policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a think tank focused on rural climate strategies.
Neil graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, where he studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Engineering. He also holds a certificate from the International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability in Renewable Energy & Sustainability.
Outside of WRI, Neil is a passionate Minnesota sports fan, an avid hiker & climber, and an amateur patisserie chef.
Global Restoration InitiativeVisit Project
WRI is partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to restore millions of hectares of deforested and degraded land.Part of Forests
TerraMatchLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
TerraMatch connects local land restoration champions to capital and technical assistance through a trusted online system that vets their work, supports their growth, and monitors their progress.Part of Forest and Landscape Restoration
Restore LocalVisit Project
Accelerating locally led land restoration across Africa’s vital landscapesPart of Forest and Landscape Restoration