Dr. Sarah Slaughter is founder and CEO/President of the Built Environment Coalition, a research and education nonprofit focused on community resilience and sustainability. Dr. Slaughter currently serves on the U.S. General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC), and is also Co-Chair of the Resilient America Roundtable in the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Previously, Dr. Slaughter was a Visiting Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Associate Director for Buildings and Infrastructure in the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and co-founder and faculty head of the Sustainability Initiative in the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before she founded and was CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc., she was a professor in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University. She recently served as the Chair of the NASEM Committee to Review the National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Laboratory, and was a member of the NASEM Committee on Assessing the Capital Needs of the NIH Campus. She received her doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from MIT, and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction.