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Peggy Zhang

Climate Resilience Project Manager

Peggy is a Climate Resilience Project Manager on the Climate Ready Boston team in the Environment Department. In this role, she collaborates with a wide range of partners to implement projects that address the impacts of climate change and protect the health and well-being of residents and communities throughout Boston. At the same time, Peggy supports the integration of climate change preparedness into ongoing municipal programs, promotes initiatives of workforce development and training opportunities for green jobs, and directly engages with residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders to take action against climate change. 

Peggy formerly worked as a product technology analyst for a steel manufacturing and engineering company in Pittsburgh. Before moving to Boston, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique as a Math and English teacher and youth education program coordinator. Locally in the Greater Boston area, Peggy has worked with local non-profits like Mass Audubon to develop methods to reduce the organization’s overall carbon footprint and with Haymarket People’s Fund to provide support to grassroot organizations working to create social change in their communities. 

Peggy is a native speaker of Mandarin (Chinese) and is fluent in Portuguese. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Social Impact Master of Business Administration and a Master in Sustainable International Development from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

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