Andre Coelho is a Resiliency Fellow responsible for data collection and management processes to support resiliency planning within low-income communities. He is a sustainability scientist dedicated to bridging academic knowledge and community work to implement sustainable technologies and public policies, focusing on vulnerable and underserved groups.
With more than ten years of experience in environmental management and research supporting sustainable development in the US and his home country of Brazil, Andre works with quantitative and qualitative methods to uncover unexplored and complex information to support sustainable decision-making. He believes it is impossible to advance and implement sustainable development without addressing first societal inequalities, deimperializing and decolonizing mindsets, and having disproportionately disadvantaged socioeconomic and racial profiled groups actively onboard.
Andre holds an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development Practices from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and a Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) Credential. He is also a Ph.D. student in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship, with a concentration in Urban Sustainability and Resilience Leadership, at the University of the District of Columbia, and he is a Researcher and Adjunct Faculty at the same institution.
Outside of his professional and academic life, Andre is a dedicated father, husband, professional musician, and music educator passionate about traveling the world and Brazilian culture, music, and food.