Beverly helped found the SustainUS World Bank Delegation Program in the fall of 2017. She started working on climate advocacy in high school after Hurricane Irene badly hit her hometown in New Jersey. Beverly became engaged in global climate justice through her experiences living and studying in India, starting when she was 14. Last year, she completed a Fulbright research grant in India on the distribution of finance for climate change adaptation. Her time in India has deepened her commitment to a climate justice rooted in solidarity with frontline communities in the Global South. Beverly believes there is no environmental justice without racial justice and that climate goals will not be achieved without centering the work and leadership of frontline communities.
During the day, Beverly works on climate change and health at the Center for Climate Change Communication. When she’s not working on climate change, you can find her catching up on podcasts, embroidering, spending time outside, or attempting to cook Indian food. Beverly received her B.A. in Global Affairs from George Mason University.