Ms. Saskia Braden works with Woodwell’s External Affairs team, where she builds partnerships with diverse groups to translate the Center’s research into tangible policy change. She conducts research on natural infrastructure and climate risk in relation to the current administration’s climate plans.
Her previous internships at the Conservation Law Foundation and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance have taught her the importance of effective environmental communication and the urgency with which we need to act to mitigate the climate crisis. After she graduates from Yale College, she hopes to spend some years conducting wildlife conservation work in the field before pursuing a master’s degree in environmental policy and spending her career designing and supporting bold climate legislation.
Ms. Braden grew up surrounded by the driven policy minds of Washington, D.C. and the beautiful wilderness of Maryland, which shaped her passion for environmental policy. In her spare time, she fosters for her local animal shelter and enjoys NPR.