Salem is the Founder and Program Director of Value Sustainability, a leading provider of advisory services in sustainability, climate change and community engagement based in Orange County, CA. She is responsible for the company’s integrated strategy to deliver customer solutions to meet their sustainability challenges and operate in a way that advances environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success. Salem is also a council member for LA County Sustainability Council and serves as a committee member for City of Irvine Green Ribbon Committee. In this capacity she advises cities on how to best address their challenges in land use and convert them to opportunities. She is also a United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Pathway Fellow and works with City of Irvine, California to implement some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has worked internationally and nationally for various sectors/clients - public agencies (Los Angeles Metro, Port of Long Beach, Metro Santiago), International Organizations (United Nations, USAID), private sector (KPMG, BHB Billiton, Jacobs Engineering, SKM) and think tanks (Ecologic Institute, The German Marshall Fund of United States, Atlantic Council, OCP Policy Center).