Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Hilary Semel, JD, has been chair of the board of Sustainable South Bronx since 2007. For the past five years, she has been an associate in environmental and construction law at Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirshtritt, LLP, during which time she oversaw a four- year Brownfield remediation project (Mt. Vernon) that was recognized as a model by the state of New York, and played a key role on a team that negotiated an agreement with a major utility and a multi-state public agency to launch a renewable energy project. She has also served as pro bono advisor to the US Green Building Council, NY Chapter. She earned a BA at Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA in Marine Affairs & Policy at the University of Miami, where she was a Rosenstiel Fellow.