Photo: Bill Wadman

CURBING CLIMATE: In August, Dawn Miller *10 became senior adviser to New York City’s chief climate officer after serving as deputy chief of staff for Mayor Eric Adams. Her first priority has been shepherding the implementation of Local Law 97, which was passed during the previous mayoral administration and requires large buildings in the city to meet certain target emission limits or pay fines. Since two-thirds of the city’s emissions currently come from buildings, this action will have a meaningful impact, says Miller, pictured here in the infamous bullpen — the open-plan space inside the mayor’s office at City Hall created during Mike Bloomberg’s administration. Miller says she finds long-term projects like these most rewarding. “There’s just so much that can be done using the city government to do good in the world.” Read PAW’s story about Miller here.