Senior Director, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Yerina Mugica’s work is about leveraging the power of markets to drive sustainable solutions. Concentrating primarily on real estate, green infrastructure, and sustainable agriculture, she focuses on projects that show how new strategies and innovation can make sustainability profitable for business owners and preferable for their clients. After helping to launch the Center for Market Innovation in 2007, Yerina now co-leads the Center in demonstrating new approaches to finance and investment that offer both strong profit potential as well as strong benefits for people and the environment. Before joining NRDC, she worked as a consultant for both government and private clients, and later as director of product development for an Internet start-up. She graduated from Northeastern University and holds an MBA with a concentration in sustainable enterprise from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based in New York City.