Stephanie Roe is an Associate Senior Consultant at Climate Focus. She advises various government agencies, multilateral organizations and foundations, and provides technical expertise on land-use planning, tropical forest conservation and restoration, agriculture and food system strategies, and commodity supply chains. Stephanie is also a Researcher at the University of Virginia, investigating land-based mitigation, biosphere-atmosphere dynamics and the terrestrial carbon sink’s response and feedback to climate change. She is a contributing author of the 2019 IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, and the upcoming IPCC AR6 Chapter on Land.
Prior to joining Climate Focus, Stephanie worked with the United Nations to implement a program on reducing deforestation in Indonesia. She has also negotiated international climate policy as a Delegate for the Philippine Delegation to the UNFCCC, and advised the Public Ministry in Brazil on ecosystem service valuation and climate change legislation. Prior to that, Stephanie consulted Fortune 500 companies and cities on sustainability initiatives and climate policies as a Program Manager with The Climate Group in New York.
Originally from the Philippines, Stephanie has worked and lived in the US (Washington DC, Durham, New York), Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Stephanie is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, and biking.
Stephanie is completing a PhD (Environmental Sciences) at the University of Virginia, and holds degrees from Duke University (MEM in Ecosystem Science) and San Diego State University (BA in International Business).