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Zelalem Adefris

Catalyst Miami


Zelalem Adefris is the Deputy CEO of Catalyst Miami, where she oversees the implementation of the organization’s critical programs, policy agenda, and strategic plan. Zelalem joined Catalyst Miami in 2016, first directing the organization’s climate justice work. She holds an MPH in Global Environmental Health from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Brown University. In addition to her role at Catalyst Miami, Zelalem serves as a co-chair of the Miami Climate Alliance and as a philanthropic trustee of the Solutions Project.