Paola Moncada Tamayo is a Policy Analyst at Acadia Center, based in New York. She supports the goals of Acadia Center by undertaking data analysis and research work. Paola is an engineer and urban planner who’s passionate about fostering more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive cities. Focusing on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Paola develops analysis and strategies that promote environmental justice and a clean energy economy.

Before joining Acadia Center, Paola worked as a Transportation Engineer at AECOM, focusing on air quality modeling and emission reduction initiatives. While at AECOM, she worked on diverse projects serving city and state governments across the United States, such as calculating the emissions benefits of electric-vehicle adoption for Los Angeles and New Jersey. She has also held prior positions with the Inter-American Development Bank in Honduras, the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, and Schnabel Foundation Company in Atlanta. Paola holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Tech, and a Master of Urban Planning from NYU.