Starting January 2023 Yasmin Najjar serves as Sustainable Westchester’s Building Decarbonization Program Assistant. She has been working with our organization since February 2021 and served as Sustainable Westchester’s first Environmental and Climate Justice Associate under NYSERDA’s Climate Justice Fellowship. She strongly believes that in order to build resilience, we must understand the needs and strengths of each community and strive toward filling the gaps of social inequality. Yasmin is enthusiastic about helping advance Sustainable Westchester’s equity goals of serving environmental justice areas and disadvantaged communities and has had an active role in community outreach, customer acquisition, and GIS projects. Prior to her fellowship, she was a Solar Programs Associate and assisted hundreds of residents with Community Solar enrollments, performed market sizing research, and analyzed data pertaining to underserved communities.
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 a legal assistant intern with the New York City Law Department, assisting underserved families in need of Child Support and Juvenile Delinquent services.
Born and raised in New York City, Yasmin attended Aviation Career & Technical Education High School and graduated with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft maintenance licenses in both Airframe and Powerplant. Besides her dedication to technology and social justice, she has an immense love for animals and advocates for animal welfare and adoption. Yasmin aspires to combine her skills, passion, and experience and effectively serve as a climate and energy justice ambassador.