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Our Staff

Nadya Dutchin

Co-Executive Director

Nadya has 10-plus years of member recruitment, account management, and fundraising experience in the non- profit healthcare industry and is most proud of having developed and grown a national college-focused bone marrow recruitment and education organization called Be The Match on Campus.

She is new to the climate movement and is helping local residents and businesses switch to clean energy and build renewable energy projects in the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas as the Community Engagement Manager at Groundswell, a local non-profit.

Nadya cares deeply about the health of families and communities, both locally and abroad, who are adversely affected by climate change. She works each day to educate people about their clean energy options and how they can make incremental changes that can positively affect the environmental and economic health of their local communities. Nadya attended Florida A&M University after growing up in Minneapolis, MN. She currently lives in Baltimore, MD with her family.

Sarin Glenn

Network Organizer- Community Colleges & HBCUs

Sarin Glenn (Pronouns: They/Them) A queer, biracial, leftist with a dedication to radical change through collective action- and collective musical funk. 

Born and raised in Texas, Sarin found themselves thrust into organizing while a student at the University of Texas at El Paso. Fighting side by side with community members, families, professors, and students, Sarin found real change and transformative hope in community-based organizing and action. Now they come to the Power Shift Network to engage Community Colleges, HBCU’s, and other Minority Serving Institutions in the Power Shift Network, including our Power Shift convenings as well as the larger youth climate movement.

When not working to disassemble capitalism through collective action and planning, they can be found hammocking in rural Virginia or reading one of their favorite Octavia Butler novels beside their beloved cat.

Nathalie Peña

Digital Associate

Nathalie (she/her/ella) is a Dominican-American woman from N.Y.C. Her first experience in the environmentalism space was as an intern in her alma mater’s sustainability office. That love of learning all there is to know about climate justice stayed with her while she worked in public relations, prompting her to leave the industry and explore her other passions. Since she’s new to the digital organizing space, she’s excited to learn from other staff members and the inspiring Network Member Organizers! In her free time, you’ll most likely find her getting lost in a sea of newsletters, watching Japanese reality T.V., or finally getting back to a yoga routine.

Akilah Sanders-Reed

Oil Free Organizer

Akilah grew up in New Mexico, where she stumbled into climate organizing as a high school student in 2009 and never looked back. Driven by a sense of solidarity with our generation as the global front line of the climate crisis, she organized with 350.org, 1 Sky, iMatter, and the Sierra Club before moving to the Twin Cities, MN, to attend Macalester College. During undergrad, she became a committed pipeline resistance fighter, working to bridge the gap between campus and community activism and expose Enbridge for the scoundrels they are. When she's not disassembling the oil empire, she can be found rowing crew on the Mississippi or coaxing her rusty bike to the far corners of the Twin Cities' trails.

Noel Schroeder

Administrative Coordinator

Noel Schroeder (they/them) is an activist, educator, and organizer in Washington, D.C. with a decade of leadership experience in nonprofit management and international solidarity work. They are the Co-Executive Director of Girls Rock! DC, a Deep Time educator at the National Museum of Natural History, a core organizer with Cop Watch DC, and a strategic coaching consultant for social and gender justice organizations. They love creating fiber art, baked goods, jangly guitar noises, and alternative structures for community care.

Dany Sigwalt

Co-Executive Director

Dany Sigwalt, a native of Washington, DC, has spent much of her career moving between movement building and youth leadership development, working to marry the two into one cohesive strategic reality. She cut her organizing teeth providing solidarity childcare for housing rights advocates in DC, fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and with the Occupy DC movement. She joined Power Shift Network in 2016 as Operations Director and has been supporting the organization in exploring better distribution of leadership energy for long term sustainability ever since. 

Eriqah Vincent

Network Engagement Director

A proud native of Newark, NJ, Eriqah R. K. Vincent is a 2010 departmental honors graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Women’s Studies.

Eriqah has a long history with the Power Shift Network. While at Spelmen she became a member of an environmental student organization chartered at Morehouse College. There she advanced to become a member of a core team of students who organized the two largest African American student delegations to attend the PowerShift Convergence, once in 2009 and again in 2011, two trips that changed her life. She went on to serve as Internal Director of that organization in her senior year. Outside of school, Eriqah worked extensively with the Let’s Retrofit A Million Project (formerly Let’s Raise A Million) and was the Georgia Coal Diversity Organizer intern for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE).

With an environmental nonprofit career that spans over a decade, she has worked for National Wildlife Federation with the NWF EcoLeaders Program coordinating the program’s recruitment efforts to the new online community and leadership development initiative for youth environmental leaders and the Partnership for Southern Equity managing the organization’s “Just” Energy Portfolio among others. The accomplishment she is most proud of is creating PSE's main umbrella youth engagement initiative, "Keep That Same Energy" which seeks to train and develop young leaders 25 and under into a youth army of community advocates committed to equity for all. Eriqah’s personal and professional passion is to provide resources and in-depth leadership development to communities of color including, but not limited to, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, like her beloved alma mater.