Nathaly Agosto Filión is the City of Newark’s leading sustainability strategist, convening interdepartmental teams to make it a healthier and greener city. She also serves as a bridge connecting a diverse network of community, nonprofit, academic, institutional, philanthropic and governmental partners advancing a variety of sustainability, greening, environmental health, and quality of life initiatives across Newark. Prior to staffing Newark’s Office of Sustainability, Agosto Filión worked as a Resiliency Manager with Sustainable Jersey, connecting post-Sandy communities with recovery and resiliency resources. Before relocating to New Jersey, she worked as a Program Officer with the Institute for Sustainable Communities helping to develop, design and deliver national and regional capacity-building programs for local government climate and sustainability practitioners.
Mrs. Agosto Filión earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Agosto Filión is deeply committed to building sustainable and resilient communities, and diversifying the environmental movement. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a municipal climate action planning consultant, community organizer, environmental educator, and is proud to have served as a founding member of 350Vermont, 350Dominicana, and Justicia Migrante’s Junta de Apoyo. She co-leads the Urban Sustainability Directors Network Peer Learning Group on Sustainability Indicators, is outgoing chair of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals Projects & Evaluation Affinity Group, and a 2015 Environmental Leadership Fellow.