Aleka focuses on assessing needs, understanding barriers, and developing policy solutions to advance community resilience. She has consulted for nonprofits, foundations, and local, regional and federal government agencies, and has specific interest and expertise in the value of cross-sector collaboration to leverage scarce resources, align goals and implement strategic policy solutions. Aleka joined re:focus partners to lead a new Kresge Foundation supported initiative designed to address and overcome barriers to procuring resilient infrastructure solutions, particularly in communities with aging legacy water systems.
Prior to joining re:focus, Aleka worked for Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a climate adaptation consulting firm where she led projects for cross-sector clients focused on issues such as mitigating the public health impacts of extreme heat in California, assessing the state of the US climate change adaptation field and evaluating opportunities to engage technology companies in local climate change adaptation planning. Aleka received her Master’s of Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and holds a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz.
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