As the Director of Climate Resilience at Greenbelt Alliance, Zoe brings adaptation and climate resilience to forefront of the programmatic work for the organization.
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. 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 Greenbelt Alliance led her to recognize the importance of climate-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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