My 25-year background includes:
- Board of Directors (2020-2023)
- Board leadership roles as Treasurer (2022-2023) and Vice President of Chapters, Groups, and Volunteers (2021-2022)
- Board’s Finance & Risk Committee (2019-) and Equity Committee (founding member, 2020-2022)
- Chapter Support Team (2015-)
- Group Chair, Austin Group (2018-2020) and Chicago Group (2002-2003)
- Conflict Resolution Team (2003-2012, Chair 2010-2012)
- Outings Leader (2002-) and Outings trainer (2015-)
- National Conservation Chair, Sierra Student Coalition (2000-2004)
Our world is rapidly changing. Climate change is creating refugees in Puerto Rico, California, and Louisiana. Last year’s catastrophic flooding displaced millions in Pakistan and Nigeria, while record-breaking drought swept China and Europe. Here in Texas, we’re fighting oil and methane gas exploitation that would bulldoze indigenous lands and threaten communities and ecosystems. And through all of this, we face down Trumpism and extremist politics in the US – and beyond.
Sierra Club has been part of extraordinary achievements in our 130-year history, but this is our most crucial moment. Climate change and biodiversity loss are not environmental crises – they’re rooted in economic and social systems, and we cannot face them without confronting injustice in those systems. We must bring all our strengths: our history and expertise, our commitment to equity and Environmental Justice, the grassroots impact of Groups and Chapters, and our passion and humility.
Building on 25 years of experience across Sierra Club, I will help the Board marshal those strengths.
My first term on the Board (2020-23) grew out of that history. As a Sierra Student Coalition activist, I led national campaigns and amplified youth voices to Congress. I chaired the rapid-response team against George W. Bush’s environmental rollbacks, and I’ve led initiatives in Outings, equity training, grassroots organizing, and conflict resolution. In my day job, I help global companies commit to ambitious, authentic climate goals and social impact partnerships. These threads prepared me to strengthen management of Sierra Club’s $180 million budget, guide major organizational change, and connect our work to larger movements.
I have been honored to support my Board colleagues through fresh challenges and growth, and it has been an extraordinary privilege to welcome our new Executive Director, Ben Jealous. With your vote for a second term, I will continue working to:
Strengthen Chapter resources, ensuring every Chapter can access staff support and multiply our grassroots power in cities and states;
Deepen our commitment to Environmental Justice partners and frontline communities; and
Identify new opportunities to bridge environmental defense, human rights, and economic justice, to transform the US into a global partner for climate justice.
Awards: Joseph Barbosa Award (2000); Robbie Cox Award (Sierra Student Coalition, 2005)
Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz; Vice President Marion Klaus; Director and Past President Allison Chin; Director, Oklahoma Chapter Chair, and Past Chair of Chapter Chair Representatives Cheyenne Branscum; Chapter Support Co-Lead, Colorado Chapter Steering Committee Chris Applegate; Grassroots Network Support Team, Wildlands and Wilderness Team Vice Chair Clayton Daughenbaugh