Sandra Velarde

Sandra Velarde

Associate Investigator

 

Sandra is a Senior Analyst at the New Zealand Climate Change Commission. Her interests are bridging the science-policy gap, land-based futures, indigenous forests and urban green spaces. Formerly she managed the environmental economics and governance research portfolios at Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute) and has worked in national and international organisations on sustainability issues in Peru, Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Sandra uses visual tools for sense-making and enjoys graphic recording, marketing her family business, and advocating for systemic change and equity in science and policy. More about Sandra.