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Vidya Balasubramanyam

Coastal States Organization

Research, Science and Program Director


pronouns: She/Her
state: DC
city: Washington DC
Tribal Affiliation: NO
race + ethnicity: South Asian (eg: Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi)
Vidya is a coastal resilience expert with over seven years of experience working with coastal communities to proactively prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change by empowering equitable, justice-driven adaptation planning. She is interested in evolving the field of climate adaptation planning, moving beyond resilience to drive transformational change for communities to equitably thrive within new climate normals. She is happy to speak about coastal resilience, adaptation, and the intersection of race and caste issues in global climate justice movements.

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