Evana Said is a Research Analyst II with WRI's Climate Program. Prior to joining WRI, Evana worked as a Legislative Engagement intern at WRI, and with various nonprofits focused on sustainable infrastructure and community advocacy.

Growing up in New York City sparked her interest in how people, place, and policy interact in the urban environment and the need for sustainable cities. Evana holds a B.Arch degree from The City College of New York with a minor in Legal Studies. As an undergraduate, she was selected as a Castagna scholar which enabled her to study abroad in Barcelona and deepened her passion for urban design, and as a Climate Policy Fellow.

In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and skating.