Giana Amador is the co-founder and policy director at Carbon180. Over the course of the organization’s history, Giana has worn many hats — from guiding the team’s strategy and communications to more recently, leading the organization’s policy program. Across her work, Giana is focused on connecting economic development, social justice, and climate action. A native of the Central Valley in California, Giana has deep expertise in agriculture and soil carbon sequestration, in addition to ushering in foundational policy work across all carbon removal solutions. Her past research focused on the political economy of renewable energy, with an emphasis on green industrial policy, job creation and training, and coalition building. She holds a degree in Environmental Economics & Policy from UC Berkeley.