Assistant Director, Global Warming Mitigation Project/Keeling Curve Prize
Ruth Metzel comes to the Keeling Curve Prize after a decade working to restore tropical dry forest as the Executive Director and co-founder of the Fundación Pro Eco Azuero in Panama, where she worked together with rural communities to inspire action on environmental education, sustainable land management, habitat restoration and reforestation. During that time, she started her journey with Keeling Curve Prize as part of the Analyst team.
Ruth holds a Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. At Yale, her research explored the agriculture-forest interface and the ways in which actors from multiple sectors interact to achieve integrated landscape management objectives. She has worked with the U.N. Environmental Programme - DTU, Drawdown, The Forests Dialogue, the International Society of Tropical Foresters, and Yale’s Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative.
Ruth has a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with concentrations in international relations, Latin American studies, and environmental studies from Princeton University. Her environmental research experience includes work with projects in Cuba, Ghana, Chile, Kenya, Panama, Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Venezuela, and the United States.