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Affiliation: 
City of Baltimore
Title: Climate and Resilience Planner
Department: 
Office of Sustainability
Expertise: 
Hazard Mitigation, Climate Adaptation, Preparedness, Communications, Floodplain Management, Operations

Biography

Kristin Baja is the Climate and Resilience Planner with the Office of Sustainability at Baltimore City. She is responsible for development and implementation of the City's Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3) which integrates climate adaptation with hazard mitigation efforts. She is also responsible for climate change communication and outreach, Community Rating System certification, Resiliency Planning, and STAR Sustainable Communities certification. Kristin is also a Certified Floodplain Manager and is responsible for Baltimore's floodplain management program. Before joining Baltimore City, Kristin worked for the City of Ann Arbor developing their Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Framework. Kristin holds a Master of Urban Planning degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan.