Climate Generation thrives based on the efforts of our talented staff, who are passionate about developing solutions to climate change. Team members share: why do you do this work?

Nicole Rom

Executive Director (she/her)

I believe climate change is the most urgent issue today and I cannot think of any other issue I would rather work on since it affects everything and everyone.

Kristen Poppleton

Senior Director of Programs (she/her)

We must bring together young people, educators, the public, and decision makers to learn about and prepare to tackle the issue of our generation.

Denise Fosse

Director of Development (she/her)

I need to do what I can to make sure our children—all children—have Earth to call home.

Jothsna Harris

Director of Community Engagement (she/her)

Information alone is not enough to sway people to change behavior, we need to strip away the layers that divide us and find our shared values.

Sarah Goodspeed

Senior Youth and Policy Manager (she/her)

I believe our climate solutions must be led by those who are most affected and by future generations to reimagine how we live sustainably on this planet.

Robin Thorstenson

Senior Finance Manager (she/her)

Education leads to understanding. Understanding leads to action. Action leads to change.

Danyale Green

Organizational Development and Equity Manager (she/her)

I consider myself a humanitarian and believe that the Earth provides us everything we need to sustain; If we don’t protect it & fight climate change, we cannot in good conscience consider ourselves humanitarians.

Lindsey Kirkland

Climate Change Education Manager (she/her)

Building a knowledgeable, supportive and connected community around educators is the best way I know how to contribute to future generations.

Lauren Boritzke Smith

Sr. Communications & Marketing Coordinator (she/her)

Sharing the stories of how climate change affects us all leads to understanding, action, and change!

Kira Liu

Senior Community Engagement Coordinator (she/her)

Finding connections through shared values, stories, and education will lead to a just and sustainable future.

Rebecca Noble

Senior Development Coordinator (she/her)

 I am proud to support climate education that is fact based, hopeful and empowering to all communities.

Jason Rodney

Senior Youth Coordinator (he/him)

I do this work to remember my place in the web of life, to join with all beings yearning for justice.

Megan Weck

Senior Education Coordinator (she/her)

Educating results in understanding, and knowledge is a powerful tool to create change.

Akira Yano

Youth Campaign Coordinator (He/Him)

I do this work to build regenerative relationships between the land and people.

Na Choih

Youth Leadership Mentor (they/them)

I do this work to respect the earth in its inherent worth, and all of its people in our struggle for justice and liberation. 

David Riviera

Systems Administrator (Contractor) (He/Him)

The climate crisis needs more attention every day.