Program Manager, Environmental Justice & Special Projects

Yasmin Najjar

Starting June 2024, Yasmin Najjar serves as Sustainable Westchester’s first Environmental Justice & Special Projects Manager. She has worked with our organization since February 2021 and served as Sustainable Westchester’s first Environmental and Climate Justice Associate under the Solar Programs Department. She strongly believes a sustainable world cannot be built if we ignore the interconnectedness of environmental issues with social and economic disparities. Yasmin is enthusiastic about advancing Sustainable Westchester’s equity goals by ensuring clean energy benefits delivered by our various departments are prioritized and directed towards disadvantaged communities.

Before her current role, she served as Sustainable Westchester’s Program Manager for Building Decarbonization: Commercial Properties & Networks, where she worked alongside Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development to accelerate workforce development initiatives under the Clean Energy Accelerator Program.

Yasmin graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors at CUNY-Hunter College in 2020, double majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies and double minoring in Foreign Language and Political Science. From 2018-2019 she worked as New York City Law Department Legal Assistant, connecting underserved families with Child Support and Juvenile Delinquent services.

Born and raised in New York City, Yasmin is a Federal Aviation Administration-certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician holding both her Airframe and Powerplant licenses. Besides her passion for technology, clean energy, and social justice, she has an immense love for animals and advocates for animal welfare and adoption. Yasmin aspires to combine her skills, interests, and experiences and effectively serve as a climate and energy justice ambassador.