REBECCA HERST JOINS TBHA’S CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS TEAM
Hello everyone, my name is Rebecca Herst. I recently joined the Boston Harbor Association team to work on climate preparedness work. I am managing our outreach work and speaking with community members and leaders in coastal neighborhoods that are vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal flooding.
I have a background in community organizing and social and economic development. While in business school at Boston University, I fell in love with the field of climate preparedness. I started working at the Urban Land Institute as a Resilience Fellow while I finished my coursework and managed their climate preparedness initiatives. While I was there we released the Urban Implications of Living with Water Report which compliments the work happening at TBHA nicely. I also worked at Harvard University in their Office for Sustainability managing the Boston Green Ribbon Commission Higher Education Working group before coming to TBHA.
My work at TBHA brings together my passions for environmental sustainability, relationship building and resilience cultivation. I am excited about the opportunity to think creatively with residents across the City of Boston about what they value in their communities and what they hope for their neighborhoods in the future. I would love to hear your thoughts! Please get in touch with me at Rebecca@tbha.org.