College of Environmental Design graduate student, Isa Gaillard (M.C.P. ‘20) received the 2019 Switzer Fellowship. Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. Only the most active, committed and focused individuals join the Switzer Fellowship Network of more than 650 Fellows selected since 1986.
Isa is passionate about addressing the fact that pollution, climate change, and urbanization disproportionately harm certain communities. In his current role with the San Francisco Planning Department, Isa works with advocacy groups, city planners, and policymakers to help design a framework for integrating environmental justice into the city’s general plan. He sees cities as living and breathing ecosystems, where there are infinite opportunities to strengthen connections between the seemingly disparate elements that make up our neighborhoods.
Ymore about the fellowship here.