Soil Health Strategy Manager, North America Agriculture Program
Pipa Elias is Soil Health Strategy Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Region. Skilled at applying scientific research to advance policy and conservation solutions, Pipa works with organizational leadership at all levels and a multitude of private and public partners to advance sustainable agriculture practices and their associated environmental benefits (i.e., clean water, carbon sequestration, reduced GHG emissions). Pipa’s work focuses on driving economic and policy solutions to achieve large-scale adoption of scientifically-proven agriculture practices across the U.S. farmland.
She joined TNC in 2014 as a Senior Policy Advisor for land use and climate change and has published more than a dozen reports on sustainable forestry and agriculture related to climate mitigation. She is also a sought-after expert on sustainable agriculture issues, having participated as a speaker and a panelist at numerous conservation, agriculture and corporate sustainability conferences.
Pipa holds a master’s in forest soils from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s in environmental science from the University of Notre Dame.