Project & Communications Manager, Institute for Sustainable Design
Patrick Robbins is a writer and researcher who focuses on climate change and environmental policy in his work. He received his BA in English from Boston University in 2008 and his MA from Columbia University’s Climate and Society program in 2011. Prior to joining CUISD, Patrick worked primarily in the nonprofit sector. He spent years working as a grant writer for a prisoner reentry nonprofit, one year working for the American Red Cross and a summer working for ICLEI USA, an international nonprofit that assists in small-scale climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. Patrick has contributed to numerous publications ranging from an upcoming policy textbook by Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility on disaster risk management to blogs such as Capital New York and Coldtype to ICLEI USA’s guidebook “Climate Communications for Local Governments.” Patrick was born and raised in NYC. In his spare time, he writes fiction and throws a monthly retro soul party in Brooklyn.