Bessie Schwarz


Bessie Schwarz is the CEO and Co-founder of Cloud to Street. She is an expert in designing and implementing products for low and middle income countries and communities, as well as in Human-Centered Design for empirically based disaster response tools. Her technical training is in geospatial analytics and social psychology, with a focus on risk and climate change communication.

Bessie serves as the Senior Strategy Advisor to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, where she founded a consulting practice to support campaigns with climate communication research and models. She has a Masters of Science from Yale University and a BA in Philosophy and Environmental Science and Technology from Carleton College, and is an Echoing Green Fellow, Draper Richard Kaplan Entrepreneur and Miller Center Scholar. Bessie is a community organizer by training and at heart. She has worked with communities vulnerable to climate change across the US and led national campaigns on climate and energy policy.

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