Kristin Baja is the Climate Resilience Officer for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). In this role, she is responsible for helping local governments identify strategic ways to advance climate resilience planning and implementation, and build capacity to take action. Kristin directly supports USDN members by facilitating deeper relationships with stakeholders while advancing learning, collaboration, and momentum around climate resilience and equity.
Baja has over a decade of experience in climate resilience, climate adaptation, hazard mitigation, floodplain management and equity. Kristin holds a Masters of Urban Planning and a Masters of Science from the University of Michigan. In 2016, Kristin was recognized by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change for her work on climate and equity.