Maggie Husak is the Program Coordinator for Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership. She joins the Center for Health and the Global Environment staff after years of working with Program Director Leith Sharp, both as a Teaching Fellow for Harvard Extension School course E117 Catalyzing Change: Sustainability Leadership for the 21st Century, and as Coordinator of Finance, Communications and Administration for the Harvard Office for Sustainability from 2002 to 2006.
Maggie recently earned a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where she had the opportunity to deeply explore a variety of planning related issues, most notably focusing on sustainable communities, child care policy, and arts-related planning initiatives. She had the opportunity to work with the co-directors of Street Lab, Inc to produce educational and cultural opportunities at street-level in underutilized urban spaces.
Maggie is a professional modern dancer and performs with several companies in the Boston area. She is also a mother and a regular mediation practitioner, and acknowledges that these experiences and practices shape her understanding of and efforts in the field of sustainability.
Maggie is thrilled to be involved with the Executive Education for Sustainability program, which introduces senior leaders to game-changing frameworks for institutional transformation with clear implications for sustainability and other complex challenges of this century. The work keeps her optimistic about the future of humankind and our planet–with these tools in the right hands, she feels we can make a huge positive impact for our future generations.
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