Abby Crisostomo is a policy, planning and sustainability professional with a focus on the intersection between environmental policy and community development and using the principles of each to enhance the other. She has a wide variety of interests and experience, but has worked most extensively in water resource and environmental policy. Abby is currently a senior sustainability advisor with KLH Sustainability, integrating all aspects of sustainability into major construction projects, including the zero carbon redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She is also the Vice-Chair of the International Water Association’s Public and Customer Communications Specialist Group and was a member of the first round of Chicago Next Generation Environmental Leaders.
Abby is a frequent public speaker and avid Twitter user. You’ll often find her tweeting or writing about all things water and stormwater, community development, sustainability, biking and bike share, feminism, affordable housing, climate change, immigration, community engagement and other urbanist and social equity topics. She currently lives in London after having lived 10 years in Chicago, spent time in Brooklyn and Paris and grown up in Duluth, Minnesota.
Follow Abby on Twitter at @PlanAbby.
For more information, visit her LinkedIn page or click for more on some of her work:
- Acceptance video for Marshall School’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2016
- Interview on careers in planning for the Marshall School Hilltopper Magazine
- Interview alongside Kirsten Henson, founder of KLH Sustainability, for The Cambridge Engineer
- Interview on careers in water for the Illinois Water Resources Center