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Sydney Moss

Research Associate, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

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Sydney Moss (she/her) is a Life Science Research Professional with the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, where she researches biodiversity policy mixes in Colombia, stakeholder engagement in ecosystem service modeling, and pathways to better incorporate natural capital and biodiversity-ecosystem services into multilateral development finance in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

In her work with the World Bank, Sydney has teamed with PROGREEN, Global Program on Sustainability (GPS), and the Global Program on Nature-based Solutions (GPNBS) to improve the socio-ecological impact of Bank investments by increasing the consideration of ecosystem services in project design. Through this work, she is building capacity amongst Environmental Specialists, Task Team Leads, and government counterparts to inform their projects, priorities, and policies with integrated landscape assessment.

Building on her prior experience with Ecocity Builders and the Natural Infrastructure for Water Security project led by Forest Trends, Sydney co-founded Periferia, a Peru-based NGO where she leads research to inform collaborative sustainable land use and conservation plans. While formally trained at Loyola University-Chicago and UC Berkeley, Sydney has acquired her most valued knowledge and expertise while conducting participatory research and implementing projects alongside communities, academics, and government offices where she works.