Teresa Koper joined The Climate Trust team in April 2013. Teresa is a soil microbiologist with experience implementing sustainable programs and working with diverse stakeholders. Her focus is on climate friendly agricultural sector initiatives, such as soil carbon sequestration, biogas production and nutrient management.
Teresa has worked for USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Coordinator and as a Soil Scientist. As a federal employee she worked on projects involving: carbon sequestration, Brownfields petroleum and hazardous waste cleanup, biodigesters, renewable energy, conservation education, energy efficiency, biomass, composting, and biochar. She has also taught biology and sustainability practices.
Teresa holds an M.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Soil Science from Utah State University, as well as a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her graduate research focused on microbial nitrification in soils treated with dairy waste and synthetic fertilizers.
Teresa has a great love of the outdoors and enjoys photography, skiing, watercolor painting, and gardening.