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Susanne DesRoches is the Deputy Director for Infrastructure in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) leading the City’s efforts to adapt infrastructure systems across the region to the risks of climate change. Prior to joining ORR, Susanne was the Chief of Resilience and Sustainability in the Engineering Department at the Port Authority of NY & NJ where she oversaw incorporation of sustainability and climate resiliency into agency capital projects and programs. She led the development of the Climate Resilience Design Guidelines, which incorporates future climate impacts into design strategies. Susanne holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. She is faculty in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.