Oliver Sellers-Garcia serves as Boston's first Green New Deal Director and is a cabinet-level
Senior Advisor to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. In this role, Oliver works across the City to
advance climate action through strategies that address social, racial, and economic inequality.
Oliver's experience in the public sector includes serving as Director of Resiliency and Equity at
the MBTA and Director of Sustainability and Environment in the City of Somerville. In these
roles, Oliver was responsible for planning, program management, public administration, and
thought leadership in the areas of climate change resilience and mitigation, environmental
protection, and people-centered planning in the urban Boston area. Prior to joining the public
sector, Oliver worked as a consultant helping public agencies and cities around the world
integrate sustainability into planning and organizational management. The son of Guatemalan
and American parents, Oliver grew up in a bicultural environment in the Boston area and is a
native bilingual Spanish speaker. He has lived in many neighborhoods of Boston and now calls
Roxbury home. Oliver holds a Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University
and a Master's in City Planning from MIT.