Sustainability Communications Manager
Yara works across Proforest’s communications and landscapes teams, supporting the direction and reporting of projects and outputs. She has an interdisciplinary background in environmental science, focusing on conservation and restoration within agricultural landscapes, and supporting smallholder livelihoods. She has experience working in the NGO sector, with consultancies and in research centres. She has worked with government agencies, NGOs and smallholder farming communities across Latin America and Africa.
Yara holds a PhD in Forest Landscape Restoration from University College London and the ZSL Institute of Zoology. She is a member of the British Ecological Society (BES) and an Associate Lecturer at University College London, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental Anthropology.