Magdalena Ayed

Executive Director, The Harborkeepers

Magdalena Ayed is Founder & Director of The Harborkeepers, an East Boston-based grassroots coastal resiliency organization. A multi-lingual native of Argentina from NY/NJ with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, she came to Boston in 2003 to work and raise a family but quickly discovered that Boston, as coastal city, experiences a dichotomy between political issues, economic progress and the challenge to building equitable resiliency. Through her role in The Harborkeepers, Magdalena uses innovative methods of stakeholder engagement and cross-sector collaboration to help shift the status quo urban planning narrative to create more structural changes in equitable climate resiliency-building.