Sophie Sarkar (she/her) is an Avarna Group facilitation and thought partner. Sophie has seven years of experience leading equity and inclusion initiatives in both local and federal government. She most recently worked as an Equity Fellow for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, managing their efforts to mitigate urban heat inequalities through community-led climate adaptation planning. Sophie has an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics where her research examined experiences of social bias in urban planning education and urban development initiatives. She has worked for the National Park Service, co-founded the PGM ONE Summit, and was recognized on the inaugural Outdoor 30 Under 30. She is also a visual artist and mindfulness facilitator.