Zoë Linder-Baptie

Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement
Wharton Risk Center

Contact information

Email: zoelb@wharton.upenn.edu
3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Zoë Linder-Baptie is the Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. She manages the Center’s social media accounts, newsletter, and updates to the Center’s website and Blog, Lab Notes. Zoë also manages the Center’s local and regional partnerships across various sectors and continues to support Center projects, like Conversations about Insurance and Climate Change and Flood Risk in Philadelphia, that are focused on risk communication, equitable coastal resilience, and improving local policies surrounding climate adaptation.

Prior to joining the Risk Center, Zoë spent six years in New Orleans, Louisiana where she developed an understanding of the importance of public engagement and bridging the gap between science and policy. Most recently she worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Zoë holds a BA in Urban Sociology and Environmental Studies from Hampshire College, as well as dual Masters degrees from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University in Public Policy and City and Regional Planning. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers.

Epstein, J., C. Kousky, Z. Linder-Baptie, & B. Thomas. (2021). The National Flood Insurance Program in Pennsylvania. Wharton Risk Center Issue Brief. November.

Bradt, J., C. Kousky, and Z. Linder-Baptie. (2020). The National Flood Insurance Program and New Jersey. Rutgers – NJ Climate Change Resource Center and Wharton Risk Center Issue Brief. July.

Kousky, C., L, Shabman, Z. Linder-Baptie, and E. St. Peter (2020). Perspectives on Flood Insurance Demand Outside the 100-year Floodplain. Wharton Risk Center Issue Brief. May.