Executive Director, Lab to Land Institute
General Partner and Co-Founder, Galvanize Partners
Teal Brown Zimring is the Executive Director of the Lab to Land Institute and a General Partner with Galvanize Partners. Lab to Land Institute is committed to delivering biotechnology for climate resilience and carbon removal, with a specific focus on at-risk wildlands such as arid forests and temperate redwood coasts. Lab to Land is partnered with University of California laboratories and several climate strategists and entrepreneurs to build bioethical and regulatory frameworks, early stage in-lab research, and an alliance of land stewards interested in the long-horizon, climate-resilience management of land. Galvanize Partners is a climate change and environmental stewardship consultancy. Through her technical expertise and background in wildfire mitigation, forest restoration, climate finance and climate policy; Teal has supported clients including: The California Wildfire and Forest Management Task Force, The Joint Institute for Wood Product Innovation, UC Berkeley’s Carbon Removal Laboratory, Phoenix Energy, and others. Notable past clients of Galvanize Partners include the Schultz Family Foundation’s veteran’s economic inclusion program, NIKE’s health care access and girls’ empowerment programs, and the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program. In 2017, she moved to Truckee, and has since committed her time, network and passion to the Sierra Nevada and the community which is helping raise her two tiny children and one very large dog. Teal is an avid trail runner and gardener.