Genea Foster

Genea Foster is a second year Master of City Planning student studying environmental planning and community development. She helped design a role-play simulation game for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative to engage participants in understanding the public health impacts of climate change and the various policies that can mitigate these impacts. In addition to this project, she has conducted energy-efficiency research for the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) and climate resiliency research at the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation. Prior to her studies at MIT, she received a BA from Wellesley College in Environmental Studies and Biology. She is interested in intersectionality and promoting environmental initiatives that simultaneously address social, economic, and health disparities. For her master’s thesis, she is analyzing the role that environmental justice organizations are playing in the anti-gentrification movement.