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WE ACT For Environmental Justice, NYC: Policy Director Sonal Jessel, Class of 1960 Scholar Lecture

Tue, April 16th, 2024
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

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Sonal Jessel presents a Class of 1960 Scholars Lecture in Environmental Studies titled “Energy Justice: Taking a Whole Housing Approach to Building Decarbonization Policies.”

Sonal Jessel (she/her) is the Director of Policy at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. She leads the New York policy team and is responsible for advancing the organization’s policy agenda at the local, state, and national levels, in addition to leading the Northern Manhattan Climate Action (NMCA) Plan. Sonal works with local, city, and state leaders to advance policy changes that improve environmental health and advances a just transition. She is appointed to the New York State Climate Justice Working Group. Prior to joining WE ACT, she conducted research in energy insecurity, housing, and public health at Columbia University. Sonal has an MPH in Population and Family Health with a concentration in Climate and Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a BA in Organismal Biology from Pitzer College, in California. Her interest is focused on the intersection of environmental and social justice, health, and policy.

Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) and the Class of 1960 Scholars Program in Environmental Studies.



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