Charlotta has a background in social ecology, with expertise in policy advocacy from the grassroots to the national level in support of community development and conservation. Prior to joining EII, Charlotta worked as a researcher and communications specialist on issues such as food justice, public health, and forest conservation. Her academic research included fieldwork in Turkey, where she investigated the impacts of state forest policies on community resilience and adaptation to climate change. She has worked on similar issues in Bolivia, providing research and support for a compensation for ecosystem services scheme. At EII, she serves as a Research Associate and Administrative Assistant in the Smallholder program, and as Communications Coordinator.
Charlotta holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in International Development from the University of California, Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys writing, dancing, attempting to learn new languages, and playing rugby.