As senior associate with Drawdown Labs, Aiyana Bodi works to help corporate partners scale climate solutions to make a more meaningful impact in the broader world. Bodi is passionate about intersectional environmentalism and aims to use creative and informative communications to ensure that climate solutions center justice and equity. She uses her background in natural climate solutions and interest in social justice to encourage the private sector to think holistically about how it treats both the land and people in pursuit of a livable climate.
Aiyana joins Project Drawdown from Pacific Forest Trust, where she worked with policymakers and other stakeholders to bolster forest conservation and climate policies at the state and federal levels. At Pacific Forest Trust, Aiyana also managed a research project on California’s cap-and-trade program and forest offset projects, and was responsible for developing primers on emerging forest issues. Previously, Aiyana served as a summer fellow at Mighty Earth, where she conducted a meta-analysis on the social, economic, and environmental benefits of agroforestry to inform campaign direction, and engaged with global rubber industry representatives to promote sustainable supply chain practices.
Aiyana holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, where she served as a research assistant to a lead author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and led a consulting project for the World Resources Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Geology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, her home state. In her free time, you can find Aiyana tinkering with graphic design and riding her bike around the hilly streets of San Francisco.