Ruby Woodside

Innovative Services Manager

Ruby is the Manager of Innovative Services at Second Nature. She focuses on developing and supporting innovative pilot programs for schools in the Network. This includes the Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program, where she helps campuses develop and market verified carbon credits on the voluntary carbon market. She was previously the New England Fellow for Second Nature, working with colleges and universities in the region to progress towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience.

Ruby holds a MBA focusing on sustainability and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University. Her masters work focused on developing carbon credits on coffee farms through the voluntary carbon market. Previously Ruby served for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, where she worked primarily with coffee producers in rural communities. Ruby has also interned with a hydropower developer, and was a UNH Climate Fellow where she studied the impacts of climate change on New England agriculture.

Ruby graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Chemistry. During her time there she studied abroad in Thailand at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment.