Megan Houston - Resilience Director.jpegMegan Houston is committed to implementing resilient policies, programs, and practices in Palm Beach County. As the Chief Resilience Officer, Megan oversees the County's climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and sustainable development strategies. She has a broad background in energy efficiency, environmental law, and community development.

Prior to her role with the County, Megan was a Program Manager for the non-profit Institute for Market Transformation in Washington, DC, where she developed the organization's multifamily buildings program to remove market barriers to energy efficiency. Megan holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, a M.S. degree in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida. Megan is a South Florida native, having been born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.​

Natalie Frendberg_Headshot.jpg Natalie Frendberg is a Resilience & Sustainability Analyst for the Palm Beach County Office of Resilience, with a background in grant management, project management, climate science education, community outreach,​ and partnership building. As such, she works to build community resilience to climate impacts by managing climate resiliency grants, managing adaptation, resilience, and sustainability projectsproviding outreach on climate change initiatives, and participating in climate conferences and events.

Natalie holds an M.Ed. in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University, with her capstone project focused on climate science education. She also attended Lehigh University where she earned a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science with a focus on carbon sequestration. and a B.A. in Anthropology.​

Natalie Frendberg_Headshot.jpgArielle Perry is a Resilience and Sustainability Intern for PBC OOR, with a background in climate and environmental justice, environmental management, sustainability, and biology. She hopes to bring an interdisciplinary perspective from her experience in both the natural sciences and social sciences to assist the Office of Resilience in its sustainability and climate change initiatives.

Arielle is in her senior year of college, seeking a B.S. in Environmental Science from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, with her senior thesis focusing on cruise line sustainability policies. She completed a directed independent research project on climate justice and climate gentrification in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area. Arielle is also a South Florida native, having lived in Boynton Beach, FL her whole life.