Diana Madson has been a regular contributor with Yale Climate Connections since April 2014. She enjoys exploring U.S.-based stories about unexpected and innovative solutions to climate change. In addition to her freelance work, Diana has spent the last decade advancing climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, be it through fossil fuel transition, renewable energy, natural and working lands, or building resilience to climate impacts.
Diana is a Principal with Hua Nani Partners, a consulting practice that helps seed new ideas for next-generation climate and energy solutions. Prior to Hua Nani Partners, Diana ran a philanthropic program at Western Conservation Foundation 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 in roles related to government affairs and climate change at Sierra Business Council.
Diana received her master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Environment 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.