A group of people walking down the street while holding a sign that reads "Climate Justice = Economic Justice"

Network Support Team

Ida Aronson

Network Support Team Member

Ida Aronson (Pronouns: They/Them) is a NB/trans/2spirit member of the United Houma Nation of southeastern so-called "Louisiana." They are an active member of the Bvlbancha Collective, the Houma Language Project, Okla Hina Ikhish Holo (Gulf coast indigenous gardener's network), and the greater Bvlbancha (NOLA) indigenous community. They believe in punching nazis, protecting the sacred, and that all cats are beautiful. #indijewnous

Elizabeth Gilbert

Network Support Team Member

Elizabeth Gilbert (Pronouns: She/They) is a Huntsville, AL resident who was raised in Florida and comes from an Irish-American, working poor family. Her friends describe her as a nerdy anti-capitalist who goes hard for the environment and likes to rage on corrupt politicians and corporations. She is a first generation college graduate from the University of West Florida where she got a bachelor’s in Pre-Professional Biology and got her start as a Climate & Environmental Justice Organizer. She's been working with the Florida Student Power Network since its inception in 2016 and is currently advocating for clean drinking water for all Florida public schools. When she isn't fighting to build resilient and sustainable communities she enjoys spending time outside with her partner and son, birding, and creating art.

 

Young Grguras

Network Support Team Member

Young works for the Post-landfill Action Network, advocating for plastic free initiatives at colleges with the angle of stopping petrochemicals due to the build out of the Ohio River Valley. They currently live and grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and were trained by student organizers that were at the Power Shift Convergence in Pittsburgh in 2015 
 

Kiana Kerr

Network Support Team Member

Kiana (Pronouns: She/They) was born and raised in Queens, NY in a first-gen Caribbean household. Their innate love for the natural world & its components led to attaining a BS in environmental studies. At her alma mater, she became involved with the International Student Environmental Coalition which gave her first-hand knowledge with organizing & subsequently involved her with Power Shift Network. Though fairly new to the organizing scene, they're very excited to work & grow with PSN.

 

Lyrica Maldonado

Network Support Team Member

Lyrica Maldonado (Pronouns: She/Her) is the co-director of Uplift Climate, a youth oriented space that brings together young people from all over the Greater Southwest to learn, connect, and develop relationships in the face of climate disaster and environmental injustice. She is second generation American with settler, immigrant, and Maya Mam roots. Approaching her work from the inter-connectivity of Indigenous sovereignty, migrant justice and climate justice, she advocates for community based, decentralized, localized solutions that tackle the root causes of climate change. She lives in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Northern Arizona University with bachelor degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. 
 

Sonali Shah

Network Support Team Member

Sonali (Pronouns: She/Her) is 19 years old and a representative member of Climate Generation. This is their first year working with Power Shift Network. They focu their work on climate change education and dismantling our capitalist society!

Mayana Nell Torres

Network Support Team Member

Mayana Nell Torres, (Pronouns: She/Her) born and raised Brooklyn gal with strong African- American and Latina roots, roots that serve as the basis for her commitment to nature, storytelling and community wellness. She is a Multidisciplinary Artist and Student Organizer using different avenues of creation to spread joy and to not only tell her story, but amplify the ones of her community.  She is committed to actively promoting the knowledge and mindset that supports global awareness of environmental and racial injustices. With creating content based in education, art, and storytelling on her personal platform, she has worked with SustainUS, BlueFuture, M4BL, Public Schools, WWOOF, and more. She is currently completing her undergraduate degree in History and Peace + Justice Studies, with a minor in Environmental art and social practices.