Javier I. Kinney is a Yurok Tribal citizen and serves as the Carbon Project Manager in the Natural Resources Division of the Yurok Tribe. He attained a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in History and Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis, a Master of Arts degree in Law & Diplomacy, specializing in Development Economics and International Law from Tufts University-Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School. Mr. Kinney has extensive experience advising Tribal governments with expertise in areas of strategic action and climate change, natural resource management, mediation, negotiations, public policy, economic development, youth empowerment, land acquisition, tribal governance, philanthropic partnerships, protection of tribal cultural resources and water policy. He has been an invited to serve as a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at various universities and colleges focusing on leadership, natural resource management, education, youth empowerment, and indigenous affairs. His visionary work and interests have provided him the opportunity to travel with indigenous delegations and other missions to Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Hungary, Norway, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. His commitment as a change-maker to global consciousness and visionary change motivate him to create opportunities of collaboration and partnerships domestically and with indigenous communities worldwide.