Emily Sadigh designs and implements strategies to promote climate action and employee engagement in one of California’s largest local governments. She is a Harvard-trained educator and certified Biomimicry Specialist who works across the public sector, universities, and businesses to connect innovators to partners and resources. She has been recognized by Next City as one of the top young civic leaders working to improve U.S. cities and recently contributed to Google’s pilot Innovation Lab for Government.
Emily leads Alameda County’s participation as a host site for a fellowship program that has launched more than 30 young professionals into environmental careers and serves on the county’s Millennial Task Force to recommend ways to attract and retain young professionals in public service. She consults internationally and recently led a workshop at a U.S. State Department summit teaching young leaders in Southeast Asia how to design effective environmental campaigns.