Kira GazaSan Francisco, California, United States
Director Of Operations
Sighten, Inc.
Jan 2016 - Current
Operations Program Manager
We Heart It
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Research Assistant
Ascend Capital
Aug 2013 - May 2014
Climate Change Working Group Consultant
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Senior Researcher
Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Research Assistant
Centre for Development Finance
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
- Analyzed greenhouse gas reducing and environmentally sustainable agricultural methods -Surveyed organic farm cooperatives for successes and challenges to organic farming -Wrote policy recommendations to improve environmental sustainability of Indian agriculture
Forestry Offset Carbon Intern
Jan 2010 - May 2010
- Researched UNFCCC, VCS, and CCBA standards and methodologies for REDD projects and created guidelines for CINCS' field methodologies and carbon accounting system with fellow interns-Created PIN (Project Idea Note) and PDD (Project Design Document) standards and specifications for REDD and A/R projects for future clients-Analyzed environmental benefit and economic and technological feasibility of project proposals
Jan 2010 - May 2010
- Interviewed regional EPA offices on its environmental justice policy, and presented findings to clients and colleagues-Developed recommendations for federal agencies to incorporate environmental justice Executive Order 12898 into procedural policy Results were presented to Obama Administration at the State of Environmental Justice Conference
Envionmental Specialist
The United States Peace Corps
Mar 2007 - Jul 2008
- Wrote income-generating grant to purchase 820 fruit trees that benefited 173 families on behalf of local organization-Taught water conservation and health at weekly market to over 2,000 people-Conducted feasibility study for UNDP biodiversity, income-generating seed collection project
School for Field Studies Abroad
Jan 2005 - May 2005
Columbia - SIPA
M.P.A, Environmental Science; Policy
Scripps College
B.A, Environment, Economics, and Politics
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