Marlyn Martínez, an industrial designer from Puerto Rico, is a Design for Social Innovation MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Marlyn is researching sea level rise and how it affects residents of the Rockaways, a beach town in NYC that is still picking up the pieces after being hit by Hurricane Sandy. In a location affected by multiple social problems that only get exacerbated by climate change and limited governmental support, her goal is to help this community develop their own interventions and solutions for adaptation and survival. She also interns at City Atlas, where she writes and shares information about actions that will make this a more sustainable city.
Updated October 2016