Magdalena Ayed is Founder and Executive Director of The Harborkeepers, an East Boston-based grassroots coastal resiliency organization. A multilingual native of Argentina who grew up in NY and NJ with a Bachelor's from Montclair University in International Relations, Magdalena came to Boston in 2003 to work and raise a family. She very quickly discovered that Boston, as a coastal city, experiences a dichotomy between sociopolitical economic progress and the challenge to building equitable resiliency, which she believes will require shifting the resiliency narrative and making systemic changes in climate resiliency-building, multisector collaboration and developing more innovative models of stakeholder engagement. With a background in international relations and development, community organizing and climate resiliency organizing, Magdalena utilizes her global experience and expertise to address the local climate and environmental issues of our time within the framework and platform of the nonprofit she founded, The Harborkeepers. She brings her extensive experience in community engagement, cross-sector partnership building skills and knowledge of multicultural sensitivity to find points of collaboration between diverse stakeholders in order to advance local, state and regional climate resiliency plans and as well as assure that environmental policies work for more impacted communities, like East Boston.
Learn more about Magdalena's work at The Harborkeepers.