Christina Schlegel is CLF’s Climate Resilience Program Assistant. She works to promote social justice concerns in policies around development of the Boston waterfront and climate change. Over the past nine years, Nina has worked in state and local government and with numerous grassroots organizations in New England to further climate justice and sustainable development. She has helped craft state policy recommendations on lead in drinking water with Environment America, researched the economics of renewable energy for the Applied Economics Clinic, and has published works on climate migration with the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative.
In 2017, Nina was a Climate Justice Fellow with the Boston City Council and created the report, “Climate Justice for the City of Boston: Visioning Policies and Processes.” As part of her Masters program in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, she has researched environmental justice, environmental gentrification, and climate migration issues, and was a university delegate to COP23 in Bonn, Germany.
When not thinking about how to create a more just and sustainable world, she enjoys seeking out a new cafe or soaking up the beauty of nature by taking strolls in the Arnold Arboretum, hiking, biking, gardening, and visiting her Swiss homeland.