Hillary Smith is Communications Specialist for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She supports the program on media relations; editorial work, including for the Center’s blog, TheCityFix; and a range of other external and internal communications duties.

Prior to joining WRI, Hillary taught English in rural France and performed publishing and non-profit support work in internships with small literary publishers like Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, WA.

A Pacific Northwest native, Hillary holds a B.A. in English from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she ran Whitman's annual literary magazine and worked on fossil fuel divestment and other climate campaigns. She has written and published in a variety of styles, from short fiction to online content.

Hillary enjoys playing saxophone, piano and mediocre flute; going on unnecessarily long day hikes; and traveling by train. She dreams of one day living with a small herd of Corgis.