Affiliations:Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions?
Rhea Suh is the president of NRDC, a leading nonprofit group that protects people’s health, preserves wild places, and fosters vibrant communities.
Before joining NRDC, Suh served as the assistant secretary for policy, management, and budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She led several initiatives on federal land conservation, climate adaptation, and international affairs. She was also instrumental in launching a reorganization of the agency responsible for offshore oil and gas oversight in the midst of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Prior to her appointment to Interior, Suh worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she created a $200 million program dedicated to conservation and clean energy in the West. From 1998 through 2007, Suh worked at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, designing its highly effective clean energy and climate change initiative and leading the creation of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Suh graduated from Barnard College and earned a Master’s of Education, Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.