Tasfia Nayem is Senior Climate Policy Advisor at the New York City Mayor’s Office. In this role, she works on NYC’s Green New Deal and long-term strategic plan to confront the climate crisis and achieve equity.

Prior to this role, she worked as a climate change communicator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she helped develop and implement strategies to communicate national climate policies and promote climate science literacy. Tasfia has also held positions with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs on local and international climate action.

Tasfia received her Master’s degree in environmental economics and policy at Duke University. As a graduate student, she taught a class on international climate agreements, served as a delegate to COP 23 and 24 of the U.N. climate negotiations, served as the Senior Science and Policy Editor of Duke Law School’s environmental law journal, and analyzed corporate sustainability in partnership with the U.N. Global Compact. She is also a proud state school alum, as a graduate of Binghamton University.

Tasfia had her first camping trip and national park experience in her twenties—and immediately got hooked. She became involved in park advocacy in 2017 as she learned about the challenges facing our parks, and has been a strong supporter of NPCA and its mission ever since.