Lucia is a Director with the Environment practice at Waxman Strategies, where she focuses on developing strategic advocacy campaigns for clients to improve sustainability in agriculture and protect native ecosystems from industrial activity. With a background in responsible investing, grassroots campaigning, corporate advocacy, and advising start-ups, she works with our clients to develop scalable interventions to key sustainability challenges.
Prior to Waxman, Lucia led the Shareholder Advocacy program at Green Century Capital Management, the nation’s first fossil fuel free mutual fund that actively engages the publicly traded companies it invests in to improve their performance on key sustainability issues such as energy, agriculture, and political spending. In this role, Lucia recruited, trained, and led a global coalition of investors representing trillions of dollars to successfully advance no-deforestation sourcing commitments among several of the world’s largest food and agricultural sector, as well as strengthen industry certification standards for palm oil. She also secured sustainability commitments from companies to reduce antibiotic overuse, improve animal welfare, phase out toxic chemicals, disclose political spending, protect worker’s rights, and more.
Lucia is also experienced working with start-ups and investors to evaluate and scale their social impact. She worked for a year in Latin America with social entrepreneurs in Peru and Guatemala to develop their business models, and has advised a variety of venture capital, impact-investment accelerators, and start-ups on their social impact strategies. Lucia holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and is a U.S. Fulbright Research grantee.