Sonia Succar Rodríguez leads the Cities Program in the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she is focused on implementing key projects with strategic partners to enhance the urban and coastal landscape of Greater Miami. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Sonia led the Everglades Foundation’s first-ever science competition, a multimillion-dollar prize aimed at finding an innovative solution to the global problem of excess phosphorus entering water bodies. Sonia also worked in the public sector for both the City of Miami and the City of Coral Gables, where she implemented several sustainability initiatives to increase the resilience of urban areas to environmental challenges. She began her career as a field engineer for Turner Construction and worked on one of the nation’s largest multi-modal transportation projects, the Miami Intermodal Center. She received her bachelor’s in environmental science and growth management from Rollins College and her master’s in environmental management from Harvard University.