Zoe Siegel

Director of Special Projects, Interim Director of Finance

Bay Area native and current Oakland resident, Zoe is passionate about making sure our local communities are able to respond, adapt and thrive in light of current climate threats.

Zoe wears many hats at Greenbelt Alliance. She is working on bringing adaptation and climate resilience to the programmatic work while also managing the finances and operations of the organization. She brings experience as a Program Manager for Resilient by Design where she helped lead the year-long effort to come up with innovative strategies for resilience around the region.

Previously, Zoe worked for Resources for Community Development, Panoramic Interests, Rebar Art & Design Studio, BCDC, the Municipal Arts Society, SPUR and the City of Oakland. This is Zoe’s second time at Greenbelt Alliance. From 2012 – 2014, Zoe served as the assistant to former Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director Jeremy Madsen. Her original tenure at GA led her to recognize the importance of smart growth and good urban design in the Bay Area.

Zoe holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia. She is also a LEED Green Associate. Outside of work Zoe loves hiking with her dog Stella, is an avid traveler, and is a practitioner and teacher of yoga.

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