Maria Bendana

Maria Bendana is a research fellow for the Pinchot Institute primarily
working on the Bay Bank program. Prior to joining the Pinchot Institute, she
worked in the Ecosystem Marketplace program of Forest Trends and co-authored
the first State of the Forest Carbon Markets report. Maria has also worked at
the United Nations Secretariat in New York, the International Economic
Development Council, the Office of the Governor's Delivery Unit in Maryland
and was a graduate assistant for an immigrant's non profit at the University
of Maryland. She holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the
University of Maryland with a focus on international development. She speaks
Spanish, French and English.