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.


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.

Giana Amador 

Associate Director - Research & operations

Giana co-founded the Center in 2015. She is passionate about innovative solutions to climate change. At the Center, she helps to coordinate the research and operational work of the organization. In the past, she has researched 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.

Miriam Swaffer

Associate Director - COMMUNIcations

Miriam brings more than a decade of success leading strategic policy and communications campaigns. She helps scientists communicate their research to decision makers and the public on issues including climate science, deforestation, clean energy and transportation, as well as sustainable agriculture.  Prior to joining the Center, Miriam was with the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she reduced deforestation emissions related to land use, with a particular focus on palm oil.  She holds a degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. Follow Miriam on twitter @MiriamSwaffer.