Ida Sami is an Arizona state coordinator for Moms Clean Air Force. She is a multidisciplinary consultant with a track record of successful collaborations with a diverse range of national and international stakeholders. Ida holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree, both in Architectural Engineering. She is also a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master’s in Environmental Planning and Design. Ida got her PhD from University of Arizona. Her doctoral research was on extreme heat mitigation breakthroughs. Her expertise includes qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, urban planning, climate resilience strategy and communications, public health, and social equity.
Ida has a background of working with different policy- and decision-makers. Before joining Moms, she worked as an associate researcher for the Red Cross Climate Center, and she was a climate resilience policy practice manager for a startup company. As an international woman in science, she believes that because of equity factors, especially in redlining areas, lower socioeconomic and ethnic minority groups (children, women, elderly, outdoor workers, etc.) are at a higher risk of climate hazards. She creates solutions that help decision-makers and stakeholders recognize the effects of climate change on cities in order to make communities more resilient. She’s worked with various communities throughout South Asia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States. Ida’s work has been featured in Arizona Environment, Natural Hazards Center, and Triple Pundit.
Ida enjoys painting, and in her free time, she paints portraits.
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