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|Director, Climate Resilience & Educational Programs, Second Nature|
My work focuses on preparing higher education to educate the leaders of the 21st century, whose work and creativity will ensure a just, sustainable, and thriving future for our planet. In my current role as Director of Climate Resilience & Educational Programs with Second Nature, I work with colleges and universities across the country on climate action planning, mitigation, and adaptation, through programs such as the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, which promotes leadership from institutions committed to reducing greenhouse gases and providing comprehensive sustainability education.
I am passionate about interdisciplinary sustainability pedagogy, the intersection of gender and sustainable development, and the idea that campuses and communities can become "living laboratories" for clean energy, building efficiency, and alternative transportation. By working with faculty, students, and staff across the country, I focus on strategic planning and collaborative information sharing as communication tools to accelerate sustainability. My B.A. is in Communications, Management, and Design from Ithaca College, and I am a member of Sandbox, a young entrepreneurial "think-tank", as well as a certified permaculture instructor. You can find me planting in the garden, or teaching kids and adults how to repair bikes around Boston, MA.