Ms. Sheida Sahandy is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Encina, a circular chemicals company. Ms. Sahandy has a cross-section of experience spanning business, government, science, and law. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she practiced corporate and securities law, focusing on access to capital markets and M&A transactions. She then earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a focus on environmental science and policy. She has experience in regulatory, legislative, and governance systems at the federal, state, and local levels with deep experience in the creation of public/private partnerships to advance environmental and social goals. Most recently, she served as a member of the executive cabinet for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, where she led the turnaround of the State agency responsible for the recovery of the nation’s largest estuary, the Puget Sound.