Kaela Martins is Manager, Recycling and Packaging Sustainability at the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). In this capacity, she manages projects related to packaging (containerboard/kraft) and recovered fiber initiatives.
Martins has an expansive history in the sustainability field, including having led industry committees, developed guiding resources, and provided regulatory support on critical waste and energy management topics for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).
Prior to this, Kaela advised and supported businesses in the City and County of Boulder on waste, energy, water and transportation projects. Kaela also developed and supported several waste diversion programs at the City & County of Denver and the University of Denver. Kaela holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.