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Bessie Schwarz
Co-founder & CEO

Bessie Schwarz is the CEO and Co-founder of Cloud to Street, which leverages the satellite revolution to fill critical gaps in disaster decision-making in the developing world. Cloud to Street’s remote sensing platform monitors floods around the world and dynamically maps local flood vulnerability for virtually every pixel on earth. Bessie also serves as the senior advisor for strategy and impact at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), a social psychology center for climate change. She started the partnership and impact advisory practice at the program in 2015. Bessie is a community organizer by training and at heart. She has worked with communities vulnerable to climate change across the US and lead national campaigns on climate and energy policy. She has a Masters of Science from Yale University and a BA in Philosophy from Carleton College, and is an Echoing Green Fellow.

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