Climate Programs Manager
Chantal is a Climate Programs Manager at Second Nature. She helps design, manage, and implement new and existing resilience, climate justice, and cross-sector initiatives that extend campus-community connections and accelerate climate action. Chantal works closely with climate and resilience signatories, and their implementation liaisons (ILs), to understand challenges, identify opportunities, and align Second Nature’s programming and support services to advance their institution’s climate action planning goals.
An environmental planner and manager by training, Chantal’s work has broadly focused on strategic planning, partnership building, climate resilience and adaptation, adaptive program management, and community engagement, with experience working on projects related to coastal resilience, water sustainability, green infrastructure, intergovernmental partnerships, community-engaged design, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). Prior to joining the team at Second Nature, Chantal worked for the Chesapeake Research Consortium and U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office’s Enhance Partnership, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team. She also has experience working in higher education as a Program Coordinator 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.