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Our Team Story - explaining why we dedicated time to the original Climate Congress project:

Be sure to check out the team members' personal video statements by clicking on the movie.png icon.  All of them are listed in the CCWP Vimeo Channel.

 

Yulia Chen - Intern

Yulia is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Environmental Engineering and Applied Math. Having proved her previous belief wrong that intervention via technology in the climate system, known as geo-engineering, could provide readily acceptable alternative solution to the problem of climate change, she diverted her research into clean energy, decision analysis, and integrating both scientific knowledge and societal values into climate-change-related policy-making. When not studying, she can be found searching for the perfect green tea or behind the bellows of her accordion.

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Nithin Coca - Researcher

Nithin is an experienced global campaign, media, and advocacy professional. He has worked on campaigns for a diverse range of non-profits, including the Sierra Club, Peace Action, Obama for America, Greenpeace, SumofUS, and Rainforest Action Network. Internationally, Coca has worked on in advocacy and environmental research in Indonesia, Uganda, Nepal, and South Africa. He is also a Freelance Journalist, focusing on pressing social and environment issues, and his pieces have appeared in, among others, Quartz (Atlantic Monthly), The Diplomat, Al Jazeera, Triple Pundit, Sustainable Brands, and Equal Times. More at NithinCoca.com

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Narayan Gopinathan - Volunteer

Narayan Gopinathan is a recent graduate from the UC-Berkeley, who received a Bachelor of Science in environmental economics and policy and a minor in energy and resources. He has held a variety of positions related to sustainability during his undergraduate career, including Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, a development NGO on the east coast of Nicaragua, and the California EPA. He has been editing Wikipedia since 2008, and also has experience with editing and fact checking reports relating to clean energy in purple states through the American Jobs Project. He currently is serving as a Climate Corps Bay Area fellow as a sustainable energy/transportation associate at the Alameda County General Services Agency.

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Felix Kramer - Co-founder

Felix Kramer is an ex-entrepreneur and strategic communicator. He has launched, led, and promoted environmental, political and IT projects. He founded CalCars.org and helped win the eight-year campaign for mass production of plug-in hybrid cars like the Chevy Volt. He advises clean energy companies. A husband and parent, he now focuses on ways those who accept the reality of climate change can appreciate its urgency and take action.BeyondCassandra.org is his personal think-tank on missing pieces for climate ideas and campaigns. More at FelixKramer.com.

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Christine Luong - Volunteer

Christine is a sustainability professional with expertise in non-profit administration, stakeholder engagement, program management, environmental advocacy, and environmental education. Christine believes that climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time, and contributes on a personal and professional level to increasing climate change awareness and action. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

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Antoine McGrath - Researcher

Antoine started his work with policy and information during a 2008 congressional internship. He has worked on environmental impact statements for federal projects and has worked for the Internet Archive. His website CRSReports.com is a free centralized resource for unbiased congressional policy documents. The site is of use to the general public as well as law libraries and off the Hill government employees.

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Mike Mielke - Co-founder

Mike is a father, husband and climate action catalyst. He believes climate change is the most important issue of our time and he aims to help do as much as he can to help prevent runaway climate change before it is too late.  Mike believes it is critical to raise awareness and educate the public so they can make better informed decisions. Mike is the Sr. VP for Energy and Environment with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association. He is also the Executive Director of the California Climate Breakthrough Initiative, nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public on climate change.

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Noor Ramay - Social Media

Noor Ramay has spent the last six years working in social media marketing, email marketing, and media relations. She has recently become an advocate for changing the conversation on climate change. Noor believes it is one of the most critical issues of our time and wants to use her experience in social media marketing to raise awareness and encourage action.

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Rand Wrobel - Project Manager

Rand Wrobel is a co-Founder, Director and the Communications Coordinator for the grassroots regional climate activism group, 350 Bay Area (350BA). He has managed email, website, and media relations, supported social media, coordinated events and represented 350BA to numerous groups, and regulatory and legislative governmental bodies. With software, workflow, database and communications expertise, Rand is guiding a digital communications revamp for 350BA as a template for other climate activism groups. He is also the Founder and volunteer Executive Director of LilliWorks Foundation, supplying equipment for children with severe disabilities.

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