Susanne DesRoches

Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts: Visiting Artist and Scholar Series
Saturday, July 23


Susanne DesRoches is NYSERDA's Vice President of Clean and Resilient Buildings leading the Authority's work on building decarbonization, advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock. Prior to joining NYSERDA in April 2022, she served as Regulatory Director for Energy Policy at the New York City Mayor's Office of Climate & Sustainability and Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency. While there, she was responsible for the City's energy policy and regulatory affairs at the local, state, and federal levels, and directed the City's policies and programs designed to adapt regional infrastructure systems to climate change, including electric, gas, and transportation systems and the City's efforts to transition to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. Ms. DesRoches also led the City's efforts to ensure climate resiliency was integrated into utility and bulk power system planning and oversaw the development of the NYC Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines and was a chapter author for the fourth National Climate Assessment. Ms. DesRoches holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Susanne is on the faculty of Columbia University's Earth Institute and School of Professional Studies.