Anika Murasaki Richter is an intern with the Salata Institute and is currently earning her Master’s in Urban Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She received her B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. Prior to attending graduate school, Anika worked for Baltimore City’s Department of Planning in their Office of Sustainability for three years where she developed her passions for city planning, public service, design, and environmental justice. Anika has also been an intern with UN-Habitat’s Urban Mobility Team based in Nairobi, Kenya, and has worked with HR&A Advisors as an analyst focusing on issues including equitable development, environmental policy, and community planning in California. At Harvard, she is on the leadership team of the Climate Leaders Program, serves on the board of the Harvard Urban Planning Organization, blogs for the Journal of the American Planning Association, and has worked as the Urban Planning Program’s DEIJ Committee Coordinator. Outside of her professional and academic passions, Anika is also a lifelong dancer with a deep love for the arts!
The Salata Institute
The Salata Institute supports interdisciplinary research that leads to real-world action, including high-risk/high-reward projects by researchers already working in the climate area and new endeavors that make it easier for Harvard scholars, who have not worked on climate problems, to do so. Faculty interested in the Climate Research Clusters program should note an upcoming deadline for concepts on April 1, 2024.