New NLI Leadership

Founding NLI Director Robin Moore will enter 3-year phased retirement in July 2021 and continue contributing to NLI’s wide-ranging programs, projects, and initiatives. Deepti Adlakha, PhD, will assume Robin’s faculty position in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP), NC State University, August 2021, including being the new Director of NLI, working closely with co-founder Nilda Cosco, PhD, Director of Programs.

Dr. Adlakha comes from the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, UK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, a Master’s in Urban Design, and a PhD in Public Health from the Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis. Her interests lie at the intersection of relationships and disparities between the natural environment and human health—including children, youth, and families.