Idan Sasson, Program Associate

Idan Sasson is a Program Associate at Rebuild By Design. Idan joined Rebuild after serving as a Conservation Corps fellow at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation where he was placed at GreenThumb, the community gardening division of the agency. His previous work led him to youth-led educational programming, global social movement building, rural agricultural development in East Africa and most recently, urban agriculture and community gardening in NYC.

He first entered the world of coastal resiliency when studying Rebuild and social resiliency for his capstone seminar at NYU. A Gallatin alumna, Idan concentrated in Sustainable Development and was a yearlong fellow at the Gallatin Urban Democracy Lab where he researched the underlying elements of a contested public green space in Berlin called Tempelhof Field.

Outside of work Idan is an avid traveler and community gardener where he takes time to tend to his veggies. He currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in a communal home.