Jordana Vasquez

Jordana Vasquez

Board Member

Senior Manager, Climate Resilience & Equity, Resilient Cities Network

Jordana Vasquez is the Senior Manager for Climate Resilience and Equity at the Resilient Cities Network – the world’s leading urban resilience network, bringing together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities globally. She currently leads the Resilience for Communities (R4C) Program in the North American region. As part of her role, Jordana works closely with city staff, local community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and scale community-centric resilience solutions. She uses community engagement tools and project implementation resources to develop actionable plans that address climate risks and socioeconomic inequities effectively.

Prior to her work at Resilient Cities Network, Jordana served as a Senior Associate with an NYC non-profit, Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), tackling climate issues linked to the built environment in support of the City and the State’s ambitious climate action plans. Before BE-Ex, Jordana worked as a community development officer, providing technical assistance and development aid for Hurricane Sandy’s multifamily recovery and resiliency efforts.

She launched and co-founded WOC/CS — the only global digital collective and community that is 100% dedicated to advancing women of color working across the sustainability industry. Since its launch in 2019, the community has brought together over 6,000 women of color through virtual and in-person events, social media channels, a digital community, and online publication. WOC/CS’ mission is to serve as a key resource in the sustainability industry — especially by helping underrepresented women build community, access development opportunities, form meaningful connections, and feel supported within all the sustainability professions.

Jordana graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor’s in Architecture and holds certifications from Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), and the Global Leadership Human Impacts Institute. A native of the Dominican Republic, she is a trained architect whose passion lies in championing diversity, equity, and inclusion within socially driven multidisciplinary projects.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

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