Christie Pollet-Young, Director of SCS’ Greenhouse Gas Verification Program
Lead Auditor: Christie Pollet-Young, Director of SCS’ Greenhouse Gas Verification Program
Ms. Pollet-Young is the Director of SCS’s Greenhouse Gas Verification Program. Ms. Pollet-Young has over 20 years of experience in forestry, including forest management, forest ecology research, conservation planning, and carbon offset verification in both tropical and temperate climes. Prior to her tenure at SCS, Ms. Pollet-Young worked for the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Tropical Forest Science where she oversaw a network of forest dynamics plots throughout the tropics, and for The Nature Conservancy of Peru where she developed an ecoregional plan for the conservation of Peruvian montane forests and the bi-national Equatorial Pacific ecoregion in Peru and Ecuador. Ms. Pollet-Young completed a Master of Forest Science from Yale University where she was a Doris Duke Scholar and conducted her Master’s thesis research in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Ms. Pollet-Young also graduated with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and a minor in forestry. Ms. Pollet-Young is a lead auditor with SCS who has participated in the assessment of over 50 forest carbon offset projects around the globe under the standards of the Climate Action Reserve, the Verified Carbon Standard, the American Carbon Registry, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance, and the California Air Resources Board’ Cap and Trade Program. In addition, Ms. Pollet-Young is a VCS AFOLU expert in Improved Forest Management and Jurisdictional Nested REDD+, as well as a recipient of a CARROT award from the Climate Action Reserve.