Susanne DesRoches is the Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Energy at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she is responsible for the City’s energy policy and regulatory affairs at the local, state and federal level and directs the City’s efforts to adapt regional infrastructure systems to climate change. Susanne leads the NYC Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which works to identify climate risks and coordinate adaptation strategies, and oversees the development of the NYC Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines. She is a chapter author for the fourth National Climate Assessment.
Susanne was previously the Chief of Resilience and Sustainability for the Engineering Department at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. Susanne is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and School of Professional studies.