Maya Batres (she/her) is the Associate Director for Carbon Dioxide Removal at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she works to accelerate support for programs and projects that clean up legacy emissions. Before CWF she led state and federal deep decarbonization policy and planning efforts for The Nature Conservancy. She has a background in regulatory and public interest law, is the recipient of an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship, and an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni. Maya earned her J.D. (Energy and Environmental Law) and her B.A. (Spanish Studies, African American Studies, Political Science) from the University of Minnesota. She spends most her free time running and hiking in the mountains with her dog, and believes outside is for everybody. Maya is Guatemalan-American and speaks Spanish and English.