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Masika Henson Steering Committee & Grants Advisor

Masika Henson is committed to addressing the effects of climate change by building climate resilient communities. She has an interdisciplinary background that touches many sectors, including public, private, academic, and government. Masika is currently a Fellow with the Water Solutions Network (WSN). WSN is a cohort-based immersive experience for emerging and established leaders whose work touches water and who are interested in more fully integrated water and land stewardship.

Recently, with the 11th Hour Project, she was a grantmaker focused on supporting a just transition of food systems in the U.S. Before that, she managed projects and communications for the Nature Conservancy’s Global Soil Science Program. Other experience includes grantmaking at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to support projects to improve California freshwater resources, and restoring and mapping the health of New York City waterways at NYC Parks.

She is a craft beer enthusiast and has over 10 years of experience in marketing and promotion of craft breweries. Masika received her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master of Science in Sustainability Management from the Earth Institute at Columbia University. In her spare time Masika enjoys growing food at her Oakland, CA home. As a DJ, she builds culture and relationships by communicating with people using music.