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To educate and empower working professionals with the training necessary to take climate action within their own community, workplace, or social network.

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Leadership Team

Kimberly Duong, PhD

Kimberly Duong, PhD

Executive Director

Kimberly is a water resources engineer based in southern California. She has a MS & PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA, with previous roles at the National Academies of Sciences and the University of California Office of the President. See her website for more information.

Sam Geldin

Sam Geldin

Chief Operations Officer

 Sam is a PhD student in urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on urban climate resilience. He holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Previously, he’s worked on climate adaptation issues in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.  

Justin Ong

Justin Ong

Strategic Advisor

Justin works at an energy policy organization in Washington DC, focusing on how advanced clean energy technologies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management with a focus on energy from Duke University.

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Katharine Poole

Katharine Poole

Communications Associate

  Katharine studies the intersection of global issues such as the climate crisis and social inequality on localized scales, focusing primarily on the state of Louisiana. She has a Master’s in Climate & Society from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.

Karen Wylie

Karen Wylie

Program Associate

Karen is an educator who has taught middle school science, facilitated family programming at museums & nature centers, and led professional development cohorts for teachers. She is also (always) a learner, currently working towards a MS in Urban Sustainability at City College New York.

Daphne Hulse

Daphne Hulse

Program Intern

Daphne is an undergraduate student at Purdue University studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science. She currently leads the Purdue campus chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, where she works to build political will in her community for national climate policy solutions.

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