Yuval Baharav is a program assistant and coordinator for the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. Baharav supports the center’s extreme heat initiative and policy and finance initiative through writing and research, assistance with initiatives such as the coordination of the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance and naming and categorizing heat waves, and planning, content, and preparation for Arsht-Rock’s programming at events such as COP and the Forum on Global Resilience. She also supports the center’s monitoring and evaluation workstream
Prior to joining the Center, Baharav worked on domestic electric vehicle and charging infrastructure policy, identifying policy gaps and solutions that would enable more effective and resilient electric vehicle charging networks. From 2016 to 2017 she served as a community organizer with immigrant communities and led year-long youth development, food security, and individual resilience programs and workshops for over 120 children and teenagers.
At the University of California, San Diego, Baharav was a teaching assistant for the Rady School of Management’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) courses, researched adolescent neurodevelopment on a NIH study, and interned with the climate action organization SD350. She was the only student panelist at the 2019 Institute of the Americas’ Fossil Fuel Authoritarianism Summit, presenting on University of California-wide decarbonization efforts spearheaded by the organization she was president of.
Baharav graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in cognitive behavioral neuroscience and a minor in philosophy.