Ruby Woodside

New England Fellow

Ruby is the New England Fellow for Second Nature, a position made possible by the John Merck Fund. As the New England Fellow, Ruby works with colleges and universities in the region to develop programs that help schools progress towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience. Ruby first joined Second Nature as an intern for the Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program, where she helped campuses to develop and market verified carbon credits on the voluntary carbon market.

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.