Interim Deputy Director, Resilient Communities Division, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Lamisa Chowdhury aims to make communities across the country affordable, healthy, just, and sustainable through her leadership in the resilient communities division. She supports multidisciplinary teams in advancing holistic solutions that safeguard the health and prosperity of communities in the wake of climate change. In addition to being interim deputy director, she also serves on the Energy Efficiency for All team as a policy advocate and promotes equitable programs and policies that make homes healthier and more affordable for communities with limited incomes through energy efficiency. Within her previous role on the EEFA team, Chowdhury served as the national storytelling co-lead, humanizing the work through ethical storytelling, fostering transformational relationships, and building awareness and momentum for energy justice. Chowdhury also served as the program assistant for EEFA. Prior to joining NRDC, Chowdhury interned with the Climate + Energy Project and the City of Lawrence's sustainability department, where she focused on climate and energy efficiency research, advocacy, and community organizing in Kansas. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and is based in NRDC's Washington, D.C., office.