Treston Codrington works with Public Agenda’s Public Engagement team to coordinate and implement engagement projects. He supports various types of field-based engagement projects – including project design, field logistics, research, facilitation, report writing and evaluation.
Prior to joining Public Agenda, Treston was the community engagement specialist at the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay. He maintained and managed the Institute’s community contacts for their programming in Brooklyn. Treston’s work contributed to greater trust and closer collaboration between the Institute and the communities it serves. Treston’s engagement and research experience range from global to local. As a research fellow with the Yale Science Communications Network, Treston worked with administrators and students of community colleges in Dallas, Texas to develop a communications strategy for a regional sustainability initiative. He also worked with the School for Field Studies on comparative studies of the socio-ecological histories of Australia and New Zealand and how they impact each country’s contemporary approaches to conservation.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where his thesis research on the nexus of science, government, and community organizing and its impact on Hurricane Sandy recovery in Canarsie, was featured by the Yale Environmental Studies program.