Saritha Ramakrishna

Policy Analyst CLF Massachusetts

Saritha Ramakrishna joins CLF as a Climate Justice and Community Resilience Policy Analyst. She will be working with both the Community Resilience and HCEJ programs. Saritha previously worked as a research analyst for Industrial Economics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she conducted analyses to support environmental enforcement activities. Through her graduate coursework, she worked on projects related to housing, climate and environmental justice; she spent the summer of 2018 working for WE ACT for Environmental Justice in West Harlem.

She also has an interest in community media and creative writing, and has written essays and short form articles related to music, art, and urban planning topics concerning Greater Boston and her home city of Phoenix, Arizona. Saritha holds a Master’s in City Planning from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. In her free time, she enjoys attending concerts and art exhibitions in addition to reading, writing and exploring the city with friends.


Recent Posts

What You Need to Know About the Boston Green New Deal
Despite the gridlock that has plagued Washington politics for the last decade, one of the policies most rallied around is the Green New Deal. This piece of sweeping climate legislation was proposed by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey. The legislation is an ambitious framework to cut fossil fuel output and…
Strengthening Our Neighborhoods in the Face of Climate Change
Now and in the coming years, the City of Boston faces scorching hot summers and dangerous flooding from more intense storms. By 2070, Boston is expected to experience at least three feet of sea level rise and nearly twice the number of summer days above 90 degrees. Not only does Boston need to invest in…
UPDATE: Continuing the Eversource East Boston Substation Fight
Despite widespread opposition from residents, Eversource is plowing ahead with its plan to build a massive electrical substation in East Boston on the banks of Chelsea Creek. The site sits feet away from a small nature preserve, a children’s playground, and the water itself. Residents have frequently expressed concerns about the safety of building this…
East Boston Substation Fight Exposes Inequities in Public Siting Process
Despite widespread opposition from residents, Eversource is proceeding in its plan to build a massive electrical substation in East Boston on the banks of Chelsea Creek. The site sits feet away from a small nature preserve, a children’s playground, and the water itself. Residents worry about the safety of building such a project on a…

 

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