Jaime Stein is an Academic, Sustainability Consultant and Urban Researcher with more than 15 years experience in advocating for sustainable communities through community engagement, sustainability planning and policy analysis.  Currently, Ms Stein directs the Sustainable Environmental Systems program at Pratt Institute, a master of science in sustainability studies with a curriculum at the nexus of environmental design, science and policy.  Her academic research focuses on systems thinking integrated with community self-determination, green infrastructure, equity and community based resilience.  She is Co-Director of Pratt Institute’s Recovery, Adaptation Mitigation & Planning (RAMP) climate change adaptation initiative, is a founding member and Steering Committee Chair of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition as well as the Collective for Community, Culture & the Environment. Jaime works closely with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection on a variety of community engagement projects and serves on their Water Infrastructure Steering Committee.  Ms Stein is also the Mayoral Appointee for the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, charged in mitigating quality of life issues for the community surrounding the Atlantic Yards development.