Nicola Hedge


Climate Initiative

Subject Matter Expert


Nicola leads implementation of The San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative, working with donors, nonprofits, and business and government partners to help spur action to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions and deepen community awareness about the local impacts of climate change. Before joining The Foundation, Nicola was a field office manager with a multi-year World Bank research project in rural Malawi, exploring connections between education, income, and health outcomes. She has also worked with the production team of a public affairs show of Southern California Public Radio, and with the Governor of Hawaii’s policy analysis office. Nicola earned her master’s degree from UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University.