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Bennetta Robinson, PhD

Program Officer

Bennetta is currently a U.S. Program Officer at ISC where she works across a variety of U.S. geographies to ensure community organizations, institutional partners, and local and regional governments can collaboratively address climate impacts.

Bennetta’s span of research has ranged from analyzing the health effects of abandoned oil and gas wells in communities of color along “Cancer Alley” to simulating the impacts of natural disasters on vulnerable populations, to understanding the challenges of collective bargaining in the southern United States.
 
Previously, she served as an environmental justice programs manager with One Voice, Inc., a nonprofit based in Jackson, MS where she created, and implemented, the Water Inclusion and Innovation regional pilot project which endeavored to ensure all communities in the Southeast are included in the dialogue regarding the availability and affordability of water resources and to ensure all communities have the capacity to apply for, and receive, innovative financing to support water delivery and treatment particularly as climate variability impacts these services at varying costs.

She completed undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University, graduate studies at Iowa State University, and a doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University.