Rennie Jones is a Master of Environmental Management student at Yale School of the Environment focusing on international climate policy and climate displacement. Before coming to Yale, they worked as an architect and urban planner at a design consulting firm helping communities adapt to climate change. As part of this work, Rennie designed nature-based solutions with Coast Salish First Nations in Vancouver, developed flood mitigation plans for cities in Indonesia, and strategized with community leaders in Houston to strengthen neighborhood resilience. At Yale, Rennie is a member of the MIINT student impact investing competition and is currently supporting the Natural Resource Defense Council’s International Climate team at COP 28 in exploring innovative sources of funding to address Loss and Damage. They also worked as an Environmental Justice Community Fellow to remediate a Superfund site in Southern Hamden and advised a consulting firm on strategies to expand its nascent climate practice with GSE India. Rennie is from the Detroit, Michigan area and holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan. In the future, they hope to help establish effective carbon pricing and direct capital toward adaptation in vulnerable locations.