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Kat Eshel

Deputy Director of Climate and Environmental Planning

Kat works to advance the City’s climate action plan, including climate adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation and zero waste efforts, and environmental initiatives related to air pollution, noise, and wetlands protection. She collaborates across teams and departments and partners with stakeholders in all segments of the Boston community to ensure that equity is integrated in our climate and environmental plans and initiatives and achieve the Mayor's climate and environmental justice goals.

Prior to joining the Environment Department in March 2018, Kat worked in nonprofits, the United Nations, and private industry on sustainable urban development, biodiversity conservation, and science communication. She has a Master's in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po, a Master's in Environmental Sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and an Environmental Studies degree from Yale University.

I am a Bicycle / Active Transportation (BAT) member because:

Bikes and walks set you free and create community! My fellow BATs have become friends and teachers, sharing trails and tips, like how to bike through snow and sleet and make active commutes a year-round, all-weather activity. I also started skateboarding during the pandemic — and convinced a number of my colleagues to join me!

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