Consortium Member: Resilience Rising

Sophie Bedecarré Ernst

Sophie is Communications and Special Projects Manager at Resilience Rising. Prior to this, Sophie led communications for the National Academy of Design, a 200-year-old non-profit membership organization of prominent American artists. Prior to working at the National Academy of Design, Sophie was part of the Communications and Events team at C40 Cities for nearly five …

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Roman Svidran

Roman is a Visual Designer and creative with a background in branding, user interface and user experience. Prior to his role at Resilience Rising, he worked at Arup International Development, design agencies, and helping start-ups as an independent consultant and designer. Roman steered away from commercial work and found passion in the fields of resilience, …

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Elaine Roberts

Elaine is focused on driving change for social impact in both not for profit organisations and businesses. She specialises in optimising customer and commercial propositions aligned to strategic business change, to maximise stakeholder value. Elaine’s leadership background is as a CMO in global organisations, including roles as a growth driver, customer champion, chief storyteller, capability builder …

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Juliet Mian

Juliet is a Director of Arup’s Climate Services and Sustainability portfolio.  She specialises in assessment and enhancement of the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate change and other shocks and stresses.  She brings over 25 years’ experience on a broad range of infrastructure projects both in the UK and internationally. Juliet works closely with clients …

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Amy Leitch

Amy is an Associate of Arup’s Climate Services and Sustainability portfolio, based in New York.  Amy helps cities, businesses and communities strategize to enhance their organizational and community capacity and adapt and thrive in the face of climate change and other shocks and stresses. Her systemic approach brings together multi-disciplinary teams to integrate technical expertise …

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Dave Hall

Dave is a web designer, developer, writer and filmmaker. He began working with the Resilience Shift on their website in 2018, and his role has expanded to cover design and development across the consortium’s partner websites and projects as well as video work. Working as part of the communications team, he contributes both creatively and …

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Amanda Eichel

Amanda has championed the cause of urban climate action over the past two decades. Working for two of the world’s leading cities on sustainability, first in Seattle and then in New York City, she pioneered efforts to develop city networks to rapidly scale climate change solutions, most recently as Executive Director of the Global Covenant …

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Gemma Cowan

Gemma is the Communications Manager for Resilience Rising and the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure. Prior to this, she worked as Communications Manager for the Resilience Shift. Gemma has communications experience in the commercial and development sectors, and spent many years working with marginalised groups in Cape Town’s townships, sharing their stories and working alongside …

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Laura Saarinen

Laura Saarinen is the Operations and Grants Manager at Resilience Rising. She joined the team from NCD Alliance, a global civil society network where she worked as part of their Partnerships & Membership team. Laura started her career as a journalist in her home country in Finland, and later supported the work of the press …

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Rich Baldwin

Richard has over 30 years of professional, high-end experiences in environmental sciences and public outreach, with particular expertise in resiliency projects including storm recovery and remedial actions, flood-event evaluations, environmental investigations and waterway studies at all levels of the resiliency “food chain” including for private, federal and public clients and institutions. He has led Hurricane …

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