Danielle Watson manages American Forests’ climate policy portfolio, focusing on programs, policies, and funding that empowers those who steward state, private, and Tribal lands. As part of the Policy and Partnerships team, she also supports policy and government relations needs for the Tree Equity and Resilient Forests programs. Prior to joining American Forests, Watson worked for over a decade in the forest policy arena with the Society of American Foresters and led its efforts to cultivate and convene stakeholders around pressing issues facing forests and forestry professionals. Watson holds a juris doctor from Vermont Law School and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.