Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Khalilha Haynes brings to Climate Resolve a passion for social justice and the realization of happy, resilient cities. She is committed to the revitalization of urban neighborhoods where poor and economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color are the least resilient and most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Prior to joining Climate Resolve, Khalilha worked on issues of resilience building and community economic development, with local nonprofits SCOPE and LURN. She has also worked as a green building consultant in Culver City on LEED, GreenPoint Rated, and Living Building Challenge projects. She graduated in 2013 from Columbia University with a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering. Fun fact: While she has a massive sweet tooth, she has never had a cavity.