David Diaz is Director of Forestry Technology & Analytics at the nonprofit Ecotrust. He has worked at the intersection of ecology, conservation finance, and data science for the past 12 years. He brings diverse experience in carbon markets and policy from working as a reporter, offset purchaser and portfolio manager, and contributor to several carbon accounting standards. He joined Ecotrust in 2013 to focus more directly on developing the tools and actionable science to enable broader adoption of Ecological Forestry. He holds a BA in Environmental History from Harvard University, an MS in Soil Science from Oregon State University, and is a PhD Candidate in Forestry at the University of Washington.