Meet the Team
Jelena Matic, PE, PhD
Jelena has extensive experience as an environmental consultant and engineer, with particular expertise in environmental review, air quality, and climate change.
She has worked on numerous large-scale development projects, as well as water, wastewater, transportation, energy, and solid waste infrastructure projects.
Her experience includes successful coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.
Jelena earned a PhD in chemical engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She is licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. She has LEED AP BD + C credentials, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). She is also registered on the NYC DEP Permitting System.
Claire has been advocating for environmental progress throughout her education and work. She has a broad understanding of sustainability and has experience in environmental review, greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies, green stormwater infrastructure, air quality assessment, environmental justice, public engagement and outreach, and geographic information systems (GIS). Claire has also designed templates and major deliverables for Inch and Meter, including Philadelphia’s 2019 GHG Inventory summary report.
Claire completed her undergraduate program at Temple University summa cum laude, with a double major in environmental studies and communication studies.
Nicole is committed to practicing and advocating for sustainable and equitable solutions to growing challenges, with a focus on climate change, mapping, and environmental justice. Her experience includes greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, air pollution modeling and mitigation, non-profit coordination, communications, outreach, and data management, analysis, and research. Her educational background has equipped her with a solid foundation in research, data analytics, and geographic information systems (GIS).
Nicole completed her undergraduate program at Temple University cum laude, with a major in environmental studies and a certificate in GIS.
Sonia Dattaray, MPH
Sonia is an environmental and public health professional dedicated to community empowerment, planetary health, and environmental justice. She has experience in conservation and health research, advancing local circular economies, health communications, and environmental education. Her background in data collection, analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS), alongside her work in grant development, strategic planning, and community building equips her to apply a systems-thinking approach to projects.
Sonia completed her undergraduate program at Emory University with a double major in environmental science and biology. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Matina is a sustainability-focused professional with experience in climate related program management, reporting and communications. Her past projects have included climate mitigation and adaptation planning for cities, workshop development and facilitation, climate reporting and GHG inventory management, and community engagement and co-creation for environmental justice initiatives. Her passion lies in building bridges across stakeholder groups by developing shared strategies to advance climate action.
Matina completed her undergraduate program at Temple University in Environmental Studies. She earned her Masters of Arts in Environment, Society and Development from the National University of Ireland, Galway where she was awarded the The Neil Smith Graduate Research Award.
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