Evelyn Ferreira is a zero waste urbanist, researcher, and systems strategist specializing in innovative ecological solutions relating to waste reduction, circular economy, user experience, equity, and accessibility. She brings over twelve years of program development, management, and consumer and sustainability-specific entrepreneurship experience to her role as Zero Waste Lead for San Francisco International Airport.
For several years prior to her role at SFO, Evelyn led sustainability and zero-waste initiatives that empower individuals and small organizations minimize their waste and manage materials responsibly. These initiatives include entrepreneurial experiences, volunteer work, and waste-related research and reporting.
Evelyn is passionate about building large-scale, replicable sustainable systems that achieve high-impact sustainability, social, and business outcomes. She holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on International and Regional Development from the University of California Los Angeles, a Certificate of Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School, and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Barnard College.