Mark Smith brings decades of experience to URU’s programs focusing on equity, health, and the environment. He is a key part of the team currently working on the Our Humanity messaging movement. In the past, he has worked on URU’s initiative “This Is Where I Live: Don’t Dump on Me,” and co-wrote with Crystal Emery the project’s theme, “I Got the End of the Earth Dying Blue.”
Outside of his work with URU, Mark has spent his career building and running programs in government, non-profit, and education agencies and institutions. Most recently, he was co-director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, Mark co-led both the North America Water and North America Climate Adaptation programs for The Nature Conservancy, served as the Director of Water Policy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was program director for the Casco Bay Estuary Project at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mark has a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Washington University in St. Louis.