Yuval Baharav is a Young Global Professional intern for the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center for the Fall 2021 semester. Yuval will support the work of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s extreme heat initiative through writing and research projects, assistance with the coordination of the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance, and planning and preparation for Arsht-Rock's programming at COP26.
Prior to joining the Center, Yuval served as a community organizer with immigrant communities and worked on domestic electric vehicle and charging infrastructure policy. Yuval graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Philosophy. At UCSD, she researched adolescent neurodevelopment on a NIH study, interned with the climate action organization SD350, and was a Teaching Assistant for the Rady School of Management's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) courses. Yuval hopes to use her experience in climate security, cognitive resilience, and institutional ethics to advance policy solutions that increase resilience to climate, migration, and international security challenges.