Our Team

Our Team

Michael Jenkins

Michael_JenkinsMichael Jenkins is Publisher of the Ecosystem Marketplace. He is the founding President of Forest Trends. Forest Trends, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization, was created in 1999 by leaders from conservation organizations, forest product firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds, and foundations.



Steve Zwick

Steve Zwick2Steve Zwick is the Managing Editor of Ecosystem Marketplace. Before joining EM, he covered European business and security issues for Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He also hosted the current affairs program Newslink on Deutsche Welle Radio, and has twice been short-listed for the World Leadership Forum’s Business Journalist of the Year Award. In addition to editing EM, he currently blogs on Forbes.com.

Contact Steve: szwick@ecosystemmarketplace.com


Cynthia Jensen

Cynthia JensenCynthia Jensen the Program Manager at Ecosystem Marketplace, where she oversees the production of EM’s products and services. Prior to joining Forest Trends, Cynthia managed the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network at Conservation International, capital projects at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and the East and Southern Africa Program at World Wildlife Fund. Cynthia holds an AB from Harvard University and a PhD from Cornell University in ecology, where she conducted field research on the responses of plants to disturbance in Kenya.

Contact Cynthia: cjensen@ecosystemmarketplace.com | (+1) 202-446-1976

Genevieve Bennett

Genevieve Bennett 2

Genevieve Bennett manages market tracking and analysis for Ecosystem Marketplace’s water and biodiversity programs. She is the lead author of the State of Watershed Investment reports and a co-author of the State of Biodiversity Markets 2011 report. Genevieve has written on water and biodiversity finance for EM as well as Environmental Finance magazine, Water World Magazine, and The Little Biodiversity Finance Book. Prior to joining EM she managed a demand assessment project for the Willamette Partnership in Oregon, modeling how risk and uncertainty affect demand for environmental credits in the Willamette marketplace. She holds an MS from the London School of Economics and a BA from New York University.

Contact Genevieve: gbennett@ecosystemmarketplace.com

Kelley Hamrick

Kelley HamrickKelley Hamrick is a Senior Associate at Ecosystem Marketplace. She was the lead analyst and author of this year’s State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2015 report, and has contributed to both the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets and State of the Forest Carbon Markets reports in years past. Concurrently, Kelley manages the annual contract with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ Results Reports, from survey conception to final analysis and writing. Prior to joining Ecosystem Marketplace, Kelley interned at the U.S. Embassy Copenhagen’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Regional Hub, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Environment and Conservation, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Contact Kelley: khamrick@ecosystemmarketplace.com | (+1) 202-446-1985

Melissa Gallant

Melissa GallantMelissa Gallant is an Associate with Ecosystem Marketplace, where she contributes to tracking markets and producing reports on areas including carbon, forestry, water, biodiversity, agriculture and market-based financial mechanisms. Prior to joining Forest Trends, she worked at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Tetra Tech’s International Development Services division on environment-related international development projects. She has lived overseas for several years, spending time in China, Belgium and Uganda, and speaks Mandarin and conversational French. She holds an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a BA from Wellesley College.

Contact Melissa: mgallant@ecosystemmarketplace.com

Ben Dappen

Ben DappenBen Dappen has worked with Forest Trends since November 2000 as Webmaster and IT Associate, and also provides design and publishing support. He also serves as a web developer for a number of Forest Trends’ partners, including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Ecoagriculture Partners. Ben graduated from Reed College in 2004 with a History degree.



Deborah McKay

Deborah McKay2Deborah McKay is the Director of Operations for Forest Trends and the Ecosystem Marketplace. Deborah’s role includes management of the grants administration process, and drafting and approving contracts and agreements that define consultant and partner organizational relationships. She supports the organization’s donor outreach and fundraising efforts, and contributes to major grants management activities. Deborah most recently worked for the World Bank in the office of the Italian Executive Director. Prior to working at the Bank she managed stores for The Timberland Company and ran a commercial department for United Colors of Benetton in Washington, D.C. She speaks Portuguese and Italian fluently and Spanish and French proficiently. Deborah holds a BA in History from the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.


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