Diana Madson has been a regular correspondent with Yale Climate Connections since April 2014. She enjoys exploring American stories about unexpected and innovative solutions to climate change. In addition to her freelance writing work, Diana is a program officer at Western Conservation Foundation, where she manages a philanthropic program to promote federal and state climate and clean energy policies throughout the West.
Diana was the Founder and Executive Director of The Mountain Pact, an organization educating and mobilizing mountain communities across the West on federal policy issues related to climate change and public lands. Diana also formerly served as the government affairs director and Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership Director at Sierra Business Council. An experienced organizer and project manager, she has a background in environmental science, management and policy.
Diana received her masters degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies after graduating with highest distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in society and environment and a B.A. in rhetoric.