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Humna Sharif

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Policy Specialist at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021
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Humna has worked at the intersection of environmental sciences and policy. Her work has focused on an inclusion of both adaptation mechanisms and Environmental Justice frameworks in the creation of climate change policy.

Prior to joining NOPC, Humna worked as a Grants Administrator at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), where she managed a portfolio of more than 200 conservation projects. Humna is a graduate of the Yale School of Environment where she received her Masters of Environmental Management Degree. During her time at Yale, Humna worked on marine policy and coastal ecosystem projects that included crafting a bilateral US-Canada Climate Change commitments agreement that incorporated nature-based solutions—including protecting 30 percent of oceans by 2030. Humna was also a teaching fellow for Yale CBEY's Finance and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program, in this role she assisted with the Energy Policy Module of the program.

Humna holds a BA in Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Thought & Practice from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in New Haven CT. In her free time, she likes to draw and paint nature inspired patterns, and loves exploring local hiking trails.