David Chen

Manager, Program Development


David joined ClimeCo as a Manager of Program Development in 2021. He specializes in environmental policy, market-based approaches, environmental markets, and conservation finance.

Before joining ClimeCo, David consulted as a Project Scientist at Kieser & Associates, developing environmental trading programs and conservation finance instruments. David also served in the Obama Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality and contributed to the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ Ecosystem Services Program.

David holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Riverside. David resides in Las Vegas with his Fiancée and their sweet Basset Hound, Bone. He enjoys traveling with their tear-drop trailer, playing guitar, and training as a Muay Thai fighter.