Melanie Gárate

Stone Living Lab

Director of Climate Engagement

As Director of Climate Engagement, Melanie Gárate will develop and lead the Lab’s strategies related to outreach with local communities to ensure the Lab’s efforts are driven by the needs and priorities of people most impacted by climate change. Most recently she served as the Climate Resiliency Manager at the Mystic River Watershed Association and previously served in education specialist roles at Mass Audubon and the New England Aquarium. She is a 2022 Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis with the OpEd Project in partnership with Yale University and brings a wealth of experience working with environmental justice and social justice communities.