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Laurie Schoeman

Executive Office of the President, The White House, Council on Environmental Quality
Senior Advisor for Climate Resilience
Laurie Schoeman is the senior advisor on climate resilience to the White House Executive Office of the President’s Council for Environmental Quality. She most recently served as the director of climate and sustainability for Enterprise Community Investment.  

Laurie is a deeply committed multi-sector climate risk reduction leader with 20 years of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience, environmental justice, and housing and infrastructure development using the levers of finance, economic development, federal and local policy. She is a nationally known practitioner recognized for her keen ability to drive complex problems into tangible outputs to accelerate climate-safe and adaptive communities.
Laurie has led leading-edge local, state, and federal efforts to promote climate risk reduction, including the passage of the nation’s first utility-sponsored environmental justice policy in San Francisco; the construction of the nation’s first off-grid environmental justice learning center in California; and the publication of a series of books on climate resilient housing which has led to close to $250 million of investment into housing resilience. She is the co-founder of Resilience21, a network of practitioners across the U.S. advancing climate risk reduction and adaptation. She is a graduate of Smith College.