Noah Deich

Executive Director 

Noah co-founded the Center for Carbon Removal in 2015. Prior to the Center, Noah worked as a management consultant on clean energy and corporate sustainability projects for large companies across North America. Noah received his M.B.A from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.


Giana Amador 

Associate Director - Research & operations

Giana co-founded the Center in 2015. At the Center, she coordinates the research and operational work of the organization. Prior to joining the Center, Giana focused on the policy, technology, and political economy of renewable energy in the United States. She received her B.S. in Environmental Economics & Policy and B.S. in Society & the Environment from UC Berkeley. 

Jason Funk


Jason joined the Center in 2016, after dedicating several years to science and policy work at the interface of land use and climate change. His experience ranges from analyzing the carbon dynamics of land use to developing domestic and international policies to serving as a spokesperson on climate impacts and mitigation opportunities in the land sector. He received his doctorate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, and earned his B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science at the Ohio State University. 

Miriam Swaffer

Associate Director - COMMUNIcations

Miriam brings more than a decade of success leading strategic policy and communications campaigns.  Prior to joining the Center, Miriam was with the Union of Concerned Scientists.  At UCS, Miriam won policies that reduced climate change pollution from deforestation, transportation, and electricity. She holds a degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. Follow Miriam on twitter @MiriamSwaffer.

Rory Jacobson

Policy analyst

Rory joined the Center in 2016 and focuses on actualizing negative emission through convening academic, industry, and policy stakeholders, and translating science into practical policy recommendations. His appreciation for regenerative agriculture, ecosystem services, and working landscapes has pushed him to explore land sector solutions to carbon pollution. He received his B.S. in Society & Environment and his B.A. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.

Jacob Elsanadi

Policy REsearch Intern

Jacob is an impassioned defender of the environment and interested in finding innovative and equitable solutions to climate change. At the Center for Carbon Removal, his work has focused on policy research with the goal of discovering where the Center can best pursue negative emissions. His interests include environmental policy research, political economic and international development, and where these subjects intersect. He will be receiving his B.S. in Society and the Environment from UC Berkeley.