Gabriela Leslie

Research Analyst


Areas of expertise:
Carbon markets, forest finance

Gabriela Leslie is a Research Analyst on the Climate team, working at the intersection of economics, rainforest conservation, and carbon pricing advocacy. She conducts research on land use change in the tropics, such as modelling large-scale financial incentives for deforestation reduction (REDD+) and on low-carbon transition pathways in agricultural sectors on the forest frontier. In addition, she advises on carbon pricing advocacy efforts and works part-time with EDF’s legal advisory team to promote environmental integrity within the Paris Agreement rulebook.


Gabriela has a background in spatial analysis and land-use change, with a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.