Raka Sen is a Researcher at Rebuild By Design. Joining the team full-time after her gradution from NYU in May 2015, Raka first started with Rebuild as an undergraduate when she worked on a study of managed retreat in the Sandy region. Previously, Raka worked at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation on Forestry and Preservation in the urban forest and as the coordinator for the Youth in Planning program run by the American Planning Association.
Raka's background includes sociology, graphic design, urban design marketing, education, and research. Her research interests include the sociology of climate change, urban design, the relationship of infrastructure and climate change and managed retreat.
A Colorado native, Raka can most often be found climbing mountains, planting trees or finding new ways to bring a little bit of her home state to the Big Apple.