Idan Sasson is a Program Associate at Rebuild by Design, managing some of Rebuild's city relationships, working on city strategies, and managing operations and communications. Idan joined Rebuild after working at GreenThumb, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's community gardening division. His previous work led him to youth-led educational programming, global social movement building, rural agricultural development in East Africa and most recently, urban agriculture and community gardening in NYC.
He first entered the world of coastal resilience when studying Rebuild and social resiliency for his capstone seminar at NYU. A Gallatin alumna, Idan concentrated in Sustainable Development and was a yearlong fellow at the Gallatin Urban Democracy Lab where he researched the underlying elements of a contested public green space in Berlin called Tempelhof Field.
Outside of work Idan is an avid traveler and community gardener where he takes time to tend to his veggies. He currently lives in Brooklyn.