Ariel Brenner is a project analyst with NBI focused on codes and policy. Through her work, Ariel strives to advance sustainability, resilience, and equity within the built environment and the policies that shape it. She worked as a graduate intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she supported the Biden administration’s initiatives to enhance the sustainability of the built environment and bolster community resilience to the impacts of climate change. As an urban designer in Los Angeles, she collaborated with city departments and neighborhood residents to draft planning policies that guided development to respond to local needs. Ariel holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Pennsylvania.