Maya Batres is the Project Manager for Energy and Land Use in The Nature Conservancy’s California chapter. She focuses on regulatory and policy issues related to biodiversity conservation and energy planning. She has also worked for TNC on federal climate policy in DC, and in state natural resource policy in the Great Plains. She previously held positions at the Energy Transitions Lab, which champions carbon neutral policies for MN, and at the Center for International Environmental Law where she was a Human Rights Fellow. Maya earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School, with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Law.