Taj is the Associate Director of the TPL’s national climate program. He works with TPL field staff and diverse cross-sector partnerships across the country to advance natural climate solutions and drive systems level change in how communities invest in green infrastructure, parks, and open space. He has over a decade of professional experience in climate adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, and water resilience. Previously he worked for the National Wildlife Federation where he managed local and regional coastal resilience projects that took a holistic and integrated approach to protecting human communities, priority habitats, and wildlife from climate-driven threats. Taj received his BA from the College of the Atlantic.