Jane Zelikova

Board Member

Jane works at the intersection of climate science and policy. These days, her work focuses on advancing the science of carbon removal and she is currently the executive director of the Soil Carbon Solutions Center at Colorado State University, where Jane works with leading scientists to build the tools and approaches needed to accelerate the deployment of credible soil-based climate solutions, measure their impacts, and bring them to scale. In addition to Jane’s scientific and policy expertise, she is also the cofounder of 500 Women Scientists, a global grassroots nonprofit organization with the mission to serve society by making science open, inclusive and accessible and fighting racism, patriarchy and oppressive societal norms. Jane filled the role of volunteer executive director for the first 4 years and is now the board president. Jane is originally from Ukraine and her connection to land comes from childhood running around in Ukrainian forests, hiking with her dad, and working with her mom on the Soviet communal farms.