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Eugenia Manwelyan

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Project Manager, GBB

Eugenia Manwelyan is a Project Manager at GBB, a solid waste management consulting firm that has been advising a diverse range of clients for over 40 years. She has worked on projects ranging from food waste recovery and landfill diversion to circularity and industrial symbiosis. She is a well-versed planning practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in sustainability, resilience, and environmental justice. Ms. Manwelyan has worked in both rural and urban communities as a county government senior planner, consultant, non-profit executive director, and entrepreneur. With a strong training and education background, she established food systems curricula as a Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; she founded Eco Practicum, an environmental leadership training program with 500 alumni; and has helped jurisdictions and organizations to imagine, implement, and operationalize principles of fairness, equity, and circularity.