Alliance for Climate Education
Maayan works for the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) as their Director of Partnerships and Campaigns. Based in New York City, she develops, manages, and supports partnerships at all levels of the organization, and represents ACE in climate organizing and movement building spaces. Maayan leads ACE’s youth engagement efforts and the co-development of strategic initiatives with external partners, including campaigns and digital engagement.
She has a variety of experience in the environmental and climate field; from campus based organizing to environmental education and outdoor leadership development. Maayan has been active in the youth climate movement since participating in Power Shift 2007 and is grateful to have had the opportunity to engage with the Power Shift Network as a campus organizer, representative of a member organization, and now as part of the Board of Directors.
Maayan feels called to do this work because she sees climate change as the most urgent justice issue of our time, and believes wholeheartedly in the power of young people to lead positive change. She loves live music, playing soccer, practicing Capoeira, and finding adventures in the city and in the mountains!
Jordan Marie Daniel
University of California, Los Angeles
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a citizen of the Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) as well as a passionate and devoted advocate for Indian Country and all people. Nationally known for her advocacy and grassroots organization for anti-pipelines/climate justice efforts, change the name/not your mascot, the epidemic and crisis of MMIWG, and native youth initiatives. Her experience in grants and project management, policy, blogging, and organizing has been leveraged by both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to quality healthcare, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the Violence Against Women Act, and a variety of other worthy causes.
Jordan is the founder and organizer of Rising Hearts, an Indigenous led group designed to elevate awareness of indigenous issues, helping to uplift and center Indigenous voices and efforts, while building collaborative partnerships to accomplish equitable and just treatment of all people and the Earth we depend upon through targeted organizing and advocacy. She is also the cofounder of DC ReInvest Coalition, a group focused on getting Washington, DC to divest its funds from Wells Fargo (and defund fossil fuels) and look towards Public Banking to reinvest in the local community. Jordan sits on the Board of Directors with Native Hope, Power Shift Network, and Lab29 to work with passionate individuals to influence change and to help increase Indigenous visibility. She was also awarded the NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40 in the fall of 2018.
Currently, she is using her running platform of 21 years, to help raise awareness of missing and murdered indigenous relatives by dedicating the miles she runs to a missing or murdered Indigenous person, #RunningForJustice. She is among many Indigenous people working to elevate this crisis and to bring justice to the families and victims. Jordan is an Outreach and Project Manager with the UCLA, helping researchers with their project proposals and continuing to organize in the community she lives in, Los Angeles, Indigenous lands to the Tongva people.
Katie Eder is 19 years old, and is the co-founder and Executive Director of Future Coalition. Built by youth activists, for youth activists, Future Coalition is a national network that fosters community and collaboration among youth leaders and youth-led organizations by providing these young people with the tools, resources, and support to power their ideas and amplify their impact. Katie is also a co-founder of 50 Miles More, an organization working to end gun violence in the United States, and Kids Tales, a nonprofit that empowers kids to find their voice using creative writing. Originally from Wisconsin, Katie is currently taking two gap years before starting at Stanford University in the fall of 2020.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Lauren is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Department of Energy), where her research focus is on improving plant growth with microbes and restoring carbon in soils. She has served as a National Science Foundation Graduate K-12 fellow while she translated her research on biofuels derived from algae into 6th grade science curriculum. She was a UC Climate Neutrality Initiative Research fellow for three years, reducing the UC's carbon footprint with her student engagement and science and policy recommendations. Lauren earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering at UC Davis and was awarded the UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership in 2016. She lives in Oakland, CA with her partner and fur babies.
Charlie is a Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace USA. He focuses on growing the movement to mobilize for a just future and pressure 2020 candidates to champion a Green New Deal and phase-out of fossil fuel production. Based in Washington, D.C., he also fights to stop fossil fuel projects and advance equitable clean energy in the District with 350 DC.
Previously, Charlie was a Policy Analyst at the Environmental Defense Fund. He organized at the 2017 U.N. Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, as a delegate with SustainUS. Born and raised in Chicago, Charlie got his start organizing for fossil fuel divestment and climate justice at Stanford University. He graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics. He is always open to podcast suggestions.
Kendall works with 350.org, an organization committed to building a global climate movement. She works with communities across the country fighting fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure.
Before 350.org, Kendall worked at Power Shift Network, as the Tar Sands Campaign Manager fighting the Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands infrastructure in the Great Lakes & New England. Before organizing with Power Shift Network, Kendall worked on climate and energy policy for the National Wildlife Federation and as a field organizer for the 2010 midterm elections in her home state of Kansas.
Natalie Mebane always knew she enjoyed the outdoors and wanted to make her career protecting the places she loved. She grew up loving both the U.S. and the Caribbean and has family in both. She has a Bachelors in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland College Park and a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology. She found her passion for organizing after attending the first Power Shift conference in 2007. Since then, Natalie has worked for the government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Environmental Management Authority and for the 5th Summit of the Americas, she has been a grassroots organizer with campaigns in VA and PA, and is currently the dirty fuels lobbyist for the Sierra Club working to keep fossil fuels in the ground. She credits Rev Lennox Yearwood's speech at Power Shift 07 for recruiting her to the movement.