Tamara Coger is a Senior Associate with WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative (GRI). She currently leads monitoring, evaluation, research and learning work for the TerraFund program and for the GRI global team. She also supports efforts to advance locally led restoration and climate resilient restoration.

Tamara previously worked on WRI’s Climate Adaptation and Resilience team, where she led the Institute’s work on locally led adaptation and adaptation monitoring and measurement. In her time with WRI she has also worked on the Global Commission on Adaptation managing strategic engagement, and as a strategy and monitoring, evaluation and learning advisor, providing technical support to program design and evaluations across the Institute.

Tamara’s background is in climate and environmental policy, focusing on adaptation and mitigation within agriculture and food systems. Prior to WRI, Tamara managed international development programs with USAID implementers. She has also worked as a policy analyst and researcher for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Trade and Agriculture team, and for a legislative campaign in the U.S. focusing on renewable energy and carbon pricing.

Tamara holds a master’s degree in environmental policy and sustainability from Brown University. She lives with her family and dog in Portland, Maine.