Coordinator, Climate Planning and Resilience
Lia Cohen is the Coordinator, Climate Planning and Resilience at Climate Resolve. An LA native, she is interested in the role that policy, advocacy, lawmaking, community-building, art, and entrepreneurship can play in creating a more just city and world. At Climate Resolve, Lia supports projects that advance climate resilience and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the state. She’s currently coordinating STEP grant implementation in the city of Commerce and helping lead project implementation efforts for the Baldwin Hills Community Resilience and Access Plan and the South LA Eco-Lab Transformative Climate Communities grant. Previously, she conducted LADWP outreach work in the northeast San Fernando Valley, helped support the inaugural statewide Partners Advancing Climate Equity cohort, and provided technical assistance through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program.
Before joining Climate Resolve, Lia worked as an organizer for the Ohio Coordinated Campaign, mobilizing turnout in a key swing state during the 2020 election. She has also held various roles in social impact, sustainability, and legal advocacy, including her work on sex discrimination and workplace justice with the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Lia graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and minors in Public Affairs and Environmental Systems and Society. Outside of work, Lia loves making music, playing basketball, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and very large family. She is happiest when surrounded by lots of good food and people that she loves. Lia is excited to be working at an organization that fosters community and climate solutions in her hometown.