Lina Fedirko is a Senior Program Associate on the Transportation and Advisory and Research teams at ClimateWorks Foundation.
Lina’s research, writing, and programmatic implementation to date has focused on global urban climate change and rapid development impacts. Most recently, Lina contributed policy research to the Urban Transportation Chapter of Climate Change and Cities, Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), a state-of-knowledge publication examining 16 urban sectors with respect to climate issues.
Operating locally, Lina assisted a New York City Economic Development Corporation in planning a three-year, $1.2 million program to expand access to healthy food options to low income neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Lina led a transit-oriented development zoning study for a housing non-profit examining post storm flood impact and adaptation options of a local municipality. Acting globally, Lina has collaborated with UN Habitat Cities and Climate Change initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of Participatory Climate Change Risk Assessments in small towns of South-East Asia and the Pacific.
Lina earned an MS in Urban Policy Analysis and a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategies from Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School University. She holds a BFA in Apparel Design from School Art and Design at Pratt Institute. Lina is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and speaks basic Polish.