Apr 27, 2022


Lea serves as a strategy advisor to businesses and organizations developing new approaches to valuing the environment equitably. Bridging on-the-ground knowledge on agriculture, forestry, and manufacturing to business opportunities, Lea today focuses on the levers of data, tech and finance to create shared incentives, accountability, and benefit in developing low-carbon futures and managing natural resources. Earlier in her career, Lea worked at Nike, delivering accelerated impacts on sustainability across the industry. Prior to Nike, Lea led Oxfam GB’s livelihood work globally, co-founding the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The first part of her career focused on biodiversity and forests conservation, including contributing to the first WRI-IUCN-UNEP Global Biodiversity Strategy, where she pioneered a focus on gender and was awarded by UNEP as a New Generation Leader. Lea holds a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California at Berkeley, she is a Fulbright Scholar, and holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.