Chantal Madray

Climate Programs Manager

Chantal is a Climate Programs Manager at Second Nature. In this deeply collaborative role, Chantal manages intersectional climate action initiatives focused on resilience planning, cross-sector climate action, and climate justice and equity. She also manages the Acceleration Fund, a mini grant program that fosters campus-community collaboration. Chantal enjoys working closely with Second Nature’s member institutions to understand challenges, identify opportunities, and develop tools and resources to advance their shared climate action goals.

An urban and environmental planner by training, Chantal’s work has broadly focused on strategic planning, cross-sector partnerships, adaptive program management, climate resilience, environmental justice, and community engagement, with experience working on projects related to strategic plan development, organizational trust, coastal resilience, water sustainability, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). Prior to joining the team at Second Nature, Chantal worked for the Chesapeake Research Consortium and the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office’s Enhance Partnership, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team. She also has experience working with students in higher education as a Program Coordinator and short course instructor at the University of Virginia.

When Chantal is not working on advancing climate action in, and through, higher education, she enjoys cooking fresh and wholesome vegetarian meals, listening to podcasts, spending time outdoors, and seeking out the world’s best cup of coffee.