Yasmin Zaerpoor

Director of Water Equity and Climate Resilience


Yasmin Zaerpoor, Director of Water Equity and Climate Resilience (WECR), oversees PolicyLink’s Water Equity and Climate Resilience portfolio, which includes (1) ensuring equitable implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through policy advocacy on the State Revolving Fund programs; and (2) anchoring the Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus, a national network of 70 frontline communities and organizations. Prior to PolicyLink, Yasmin taught undergraduate courses at Boston College on climate induced migration, environmental dispute resolution, and water diplomacy. She has over a decade of experience working with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders across cultures and political systems on programs related to sustainable international development, climate change, and water security. Yasmin holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Yasmin lives in Southern California with her daughter and pup.

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