Shalini Vajjhala

Founder & CEO of re:focus partners

Dr. Shalini Vajjhala is the founder and CEO of re:focus partners, a design firm dedicated to developing integrated resilience solutions and innovative public-private partnerships for vulnerable communities around the world, including the RE.invest Initiative and RE.bound Program. Previously, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and served as Special Representative of the US-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability in the Office of Administrator Lisa Jackson at the US Environmental Protection Agency.