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Oliver Sellers-Garcia

Green New Deal Director

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.

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