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Amanda Eaken

National Resource Defense Council
Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities
Amanda Eaken is deputy director of sustainable communities with NRDC. Her primary focus is reducing transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions through improved land use and transportation planning and policy. She was actively involved in the passage of SB 375, which will provide transportation funding and regulatory incentives for regions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved long-term growth plans. She represented the environmental community on the Regional Targets Advisory Committee, which was charged with advising the California Air Resources Board on SB 375 implementation. Prior to joining NRDC, Amanda managed the construction of affordable housing projects with a non-profit developer in San Francisco. Amanda received her Master’s degree in transportation and land use planning from U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and her B.A. in environmental and evolutionary biology from Dartmouth College.