Conservation and Science
Belinda joined the Packard Foundation in 2014 and is the program officer for Climate and Land Use Subprogram in the Conservation and Science Program. She oversees grantmaking for the Foundation’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution resulting from global deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices across the world.
Belinda has worked for over 15 years on market-based incentives for reducing GHG emissions and conserving natural resources in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the California Director for the American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International and a leading carbon offset program, where she was responsible for guiding ACR’s activities in California’s carbon market. She has also worked for organizations including the Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund on forest, wetland, and water conservation, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and the design of market based approaches to conservation. She has experience working in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Indonesia, and the United States.
Belinda received a M.S. in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves on the board of Ag Innovations Network.