Our ecosystems experts


  • Ahlen, Jenny Senior Director, Supply Chain, EDF+Business

    Areas of expertise: Green supply chain

    Office: Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Anderson, Katie Senior Manager, Supply Chain, EDF+Business

    Areas of expertise: Deforestation, jurisdictional approach, corporate sustainability strategy, agricultural supply chain sustainability

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Babbitt, Christina Senior Manager, California Groundwater Program

    Areas of expertise: Water resources management; water policy; groundwater management; adaptive management and resilience of impaired watersheds; institutional design and governance; social-ecological systems; strategic planning

    Office: San Francisco

  • Cochran, Steve Associate Vice President, Coastal Resilience

    Areas of expertise: Coastal resilience, coastal restoration and protection, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Eagle, Alison Scientist, Sustainable Agriculture Program

    Areas of expertise: Nutrient cycling, crop production, soil science, ecosystem services, agricultural sustainability, climate change, land use, and natural resource economics.

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Eideberg, Callie Director, Special Projects, EDF Action

    Areas of expertise: Agriculture, conservation, policy and politics

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Ely, Cassandra Director, MethaneSAT

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, methane, air quality, natural gas, local distribution systems, data visualization, technology innovation, and geoengineering

    Office: Remote

  • Festa, David H. Senior Vice President, Ecosystems

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystem resilience, environmental markets, sustainable agriculture, food security, habitat exchanges, natural infrastructure, natural resources management and policy, recreational and commercial fishing

    Office: San Francisco

  • García Briones, Ana Lucía Senior Specialist, CA Groundwater Program

    Areas of expertise: Water policy, research, community engagement and participatory decision making

    Office: San Francisco

  • Garza, Pablo California Political Director, Ecosystems

    Areas of expertise: Environmental and water policy, public funding, legislative process, political strategy

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Gauthier, Vincent Research Analyst, Working Lands

    Areas of expertise:

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Gordon, Doria Lead Senior Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Invasive species risk assessment, biodiversity conservation, fire ecology, restoration ecology, ecosystem resilience

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Gore, Elizabeth Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

    Areas of expertise: Political affairs; climate change solutions; energy and environmental policy; transportation issues.

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Grimm, Robyn Senior Manager, Water Information Systems

    Areas of expertise: Water management and policy; floodplain management and planning; interdisciplinary and multi-benefit decision support and analysis; operations and systems research; trade-off analysis; public finance mechanisms for water management

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Hall, Maurice Associate VP, Ecosystems – Water

    Areas of expertise: Water management, water policy, hydrology, water resources engineering, aquatic ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, irrigated agriculture, water quality, natural infrastructure, civil engineering

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Hamburg, Steven Chief Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, Methane emissions, Systems ecology, Biogeochemistry, Climate change impacts, Forest ecology, Soils, C cycle

    Office: Boston

  • Hayden, Ann Senior Director, Western Water and Resilient Landscapes

    Areas of expertise: Environmental markets, water policy, riparian and wetland habitat, river and delta systems

    Office: San Francisco

  • Holst, Eric Associate Vice President, Working Lands

    Areas of expertise: Conservation solutions, wildlife policy, endangered species, agriculture, mitigation, forestry

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Holstein, Elgie Senior Director for Strategic Planning

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, Land, Water & Wildlife programs, rivers and deltas, energy policy

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Hughes, Amy Senior Manager, Technology – Working Lands

    Areas of expertise: Sustainable food production, agricultural technology, corporate responsibility, environmental resilience

    Office: Washington, D.C.