Nisha Baliga AICP

Co-Executive Director, Hester Street

Nisha Baliga AICP (she/hers) is the Co-Executive Director of Hester Street. Since joining in 2015, she played a critical role in leading the organizations’ rapid growth and impact through projects in NYC and across the country. She has led multiple large-scale projects at the intersection of equity and climate adaptation, resiliency and arts and culture , including CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for all New Yorkers, Cities RISE and Take Care 2020. Nisha holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University, was a 2018 Next City Vanguard and a 2019 Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) Impact alumni.