TEDxBoston

Giana Amador

Co-Founder & Policy Director at Carbon 180

At Carbon180, Giana has worn many hats — from guiding the team’s strategy and communications to more recently, leading the organization’s policy program. Across her work, Giana is focused on connecting economic development, social justice, and climate action. A native of the Central Valley in California, Giana has deep expertise in agriculture and soil carbon sequestration, in addition to ushering in foundational policy work across carbon removal solutions. Her past research focused on the political economy of renewable energy, with an emphasis on green industrial policy and coalition building. Giana was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2022 and Entrepreneur’s 100 Women of Influence list. She holds a degree in Environmental Economics & Policy from UC Berkeley.