Associate, Special Projects, Climate Nexus, New York, NY                                                                     August 2018-present

  • Develop and carry out communications strategies for nonprofit partners on subnational climate action, along with other topics including international and water issues, as part of the Special Projects team
  • Serve on the Secretariat of We Are Still In


Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL                                               September 2017-August 2018

  • Contributed to internal program strategy and grantmaking on US climate policy and communication, and met with grantees and experts in the climate space
  • Conducted large research projects on carbon pricing and political will, along with smaller reports on topics like climate change beliefs, nuclear energy, climate justice, and energy storage
  • Moderated a panel on climate philanthropy at AREDAY conference in Aspen, represented MacArthur at eight conferences and funder convenings, and presented to 80 Chicago-area interns about the Climate Solutions program


Director of Media, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Stanford, CA                                                  April 2016-May 2017

  • Maintained social media, website, and blog platforms to increase visibility and branding of the organization
  • Managed a 9-person media team of photographers, writers, graphic designers, and social media specialists


Oral Communication Tutor, Hume Writing Center, Stanford, CA                                                        September 2014-June 2017

  • Tutored Stanford undergraduates in speech writing, presentation creation, and public speaking skills
  • Gave workshops on creating and delivering effective presentations for writing/speaking classes


Schneider Fellow, National Audubon Society, Washington D.C.                                                                 June-September 2016

  • Researched and strategized for field operations in Audubon’s $9 million climate initiative over next 3 years
  • Advanced Audubon’s understanding of how to move Republican representatives towards climate action


Future Solar Leader at COP 21, Conergy, Paris, France                                                                               December 2015

  • Wrote 5 blog posts for Conergy’s website and used social media to raise awareness during the conference


WILD Cities Communications Specialist, The WILD Foundation, Boulder, CO                                   August-September 2015

  • Expanded network, maintained social media outlets, and assisted with a re-launch and new website
  • Wrote 6 blog posts for the new website, which included organizing interviews and conducting research


Blog Writer, Kuli Kuli Inc., Oakland, CA                                                                                                             July 2014-March 2015

  • Posted 2-3 times per month about current environmental, international development, and food justice issues


Climate and Energy Co-Leader, Students for a Sustainable Stanford                             Stanford, CA, April 2014-March 2015

  • Helped run the Climate and Energy Subgroup of one of main sustainability clubs on campus
  • Organized three panels about fracking, climate change psychology, and agriculture and climate change


Research Assistant, SESUR Program, School of Earth Sciences                                          Stanford, CA, July-August 2014

  • Worked in Rob Dunbar’s lab on sediment cores from Patagonia to analyze past ecology and climate
  • Maintained a daily research blog to document my work
  • Appeared in a video produced by the School of Earth Sciences – watch it here
  • Presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union conference in December 2014


Scientific Communication Intern, EPA Region 8 Headquarters                                                                     Denver, CO, July-August 2013

  • Collaborated with numerous high-level advisors and Office of Communications and Public Involvement on a variety of projects in scientific integrity, communication, emergency response, continuity, and sustainability
  • Created fact sheets on scientific reports, delivered a presentation at a high-level meeting about collective experiences of summer interns, and met Administrator Gina McCarthy


Speaker, TEDxYouth@MileHigh, Ellie Caulkins Opera House                                                 Denver, CO, April 2013

  • Featured as a speaker about combining action, learning and impact
  • Spoke about systemic community-wide changes implemented as a leader of my school’s environmental club in recycling modification and plastic/paper bag reduction
  • Delivered speech to an audience of 2,000 middle school and high school students