Kara manages NWF’s Climate-Smart Communities Program, working with U.S. cities towns to help them prepare for the impacts of climate change in ways that are beneficial for both people and wildlife. Prior to joining NWF, Kara was the Technical Innovation Manager for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability where she led the development and management of ICLEI's greenhouse gas emissions protocols and was the project manager for ICLEI's climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability consulting projects.
Kara was previously the Urban Sustainability Planner for the District of Columbia Office of Planning. Kara has a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from the College of the Holy Cross.
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