Speaker Profile

Rachel Tornek

Policy Director, Climate Action Reserve

As Policy Director, Rachel Tornek plans and manages the development of new offset project protocols for the Reserve and plays a leading role in developing the policies that govern its program. She also helps lead the Reserve’s efforts to serve as an offset project registry for the State of California.

Most recently, Rachel served as Senior Policy Manager, where she was responsible for developing protocols and supporting their implementation. She previously managed the technical support and training programs at the California Climate Action Registry, an organization that helped companies develop and verify GHG emissions inventories. She has worked in the field of greenhouse gas accounting for almost a decade.

Before joining the Reserve, Rachel worked on environmental issues with Toyota Motor Sales, the Climate Change and Wildlife campaign at the National Wildlife Federation and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UC San Diego.