EQUIPO DE ROGUE CLIMATE

MIEMBROS DEL PERSONAL

Abby Knipp

Abby Knipp

South Coast Organizer | They/Them

¡Bio próximamente!

Ashley Audycki

Ashley Audycki

Coordinador Regional Costa Sur | ella/suya

El papel de Ashley es apoyar la creciente oposición a la terminal de exportación del GNL de Jordan Cove, al mismo tiempo que construye una transición justa a la energía renovable en el condado de Coos. La motivación de Ashley para proteger Coos Bay de los intereses de los combustibles fósiles y los impactos del cambio climático creció mientras desarrollaba programas para jóvenes en la Reserva de Investigación del Estuario South Slough. Anteriormente trabajó en marketing en Coos Head Food Co-op y administró el mercado de agricultores de Coos Bay, donde pudo desarrollar relaciones con pescadores locales, agricultores y personas de todo el espectro político en la costa sur. Ashley estudió Ciencias Políticas y Estudios Ambientales en la Universidad de California en Santa Bárbara. Puede comunicarse con Ashley mandando un correo electrónico a Ashley@RogueClimate.org.

Blanca Gutierrez

Blanca Gutiérrez

Directora de Cultura y Desarrollo de Liderazgo | ella/ella

Blanca trabaja para construir liderazgo con la comunidad Latinx en el Valle. Criada en el sur de Oregon, creció con una familia amorosa que trabajaba duro como trabajadores agrícolas y en almacenes por poco dinero. Después de obtener una licenciatura en literatura inglesa y estudios étnicos en la Universidad de Willamette, Blanca se desempeñó como miembro de AmeriCorps en San José en el 2014 y 2015. Trabajar con familias que se vieron obligadas a dormir en garajes debido a las tarifas de alquiler infladas y los trabajos mal pagados reavivó su pasión por la economía y la justicia. Mientras vivía en Portland, Blanca sirvió a las familias a través de programas extracurriculares gratuitos y se organizó con personas de bajos ingresos y personas de color que continúan soportando la peor parte del caos climático, la crisis de la vivienda y más. Puedes comunicarte con Blanca mandando un correo electrónico a Blanca@RogueClimate.org

Hannah Sohl

Hannah Sohl

Director ejecutivo | Ella / ella

Hannah se desempeña como coordinadora general del trabajo de Rogue Climate. Nacida y criada en el sur de Oregon, siempre ha tenido una conexión cercana con nuestros ríos y con las comunidades humanas y de salmón que dependen de ellos. Preocupada por los efectos del cambio climático, especialmente en comunidades ya vulnerables, se unió a otros residentes locales en el 2013 para organizar un importante evento educativo en Medford y luego para formar Rogue Climate para continuar ese trabajo. Hannah se graduó con una licenciatura en sociología con un énfasis en biología de campo del Colorado College. Realizó un estudio de campo sobre la organización de base sobre temas ecológicos en Brasil y otros países y tiene un certificado en Liderazgo, Organización y Acción sin Fines de Lucro de la Escuela de Gobierno Kennedy. Puede comunicarse con Hannah por medio de su correo electrónico el cual es Hannah@RogueClimate.org.

Jess Grady-Benson

Jess Grady-Benson

Organizing Director| She/They

Jess works with Rogue Climate’s South Coast and Rogue Valley teams to build community power through transformative climate justice campaigns. After leading a winning campaign for fossil fuel divestment at Pitzer College, she organized for a just transition in Philadelphia and co-founded the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, where she served as the Director of Training.  Jess went on to co-create PeoplesHub, an online social movement school and continues to facilitate movement groups on strategy, culture, and conflict. When she joined the Rogue Climate team in 2021 as the South Coast Energy Justice Organizer, she worked with South Coast communities and partners across the state to win the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign, pass the Oregon Heat Relief package and more. In her current role as Organizing Director she coordinates campaigns across regions and works with the organizing team to build systems for sustainable community power. Jess has a BA in Environmental Policy from Pitzer College and is a recipient of the Udall Scholarship and the Brower Youth Award in recognition of her leadership in the youth climate justice movement. When she’s not organizing, Jess can be found swimming in Oregon rivers, making ceramics, and camping with her partner and their pup Lola. You can reach Jess at jess@rogueclimate.org.

Maroun Aguero

Maroun Aguero

Organizador Rogue Valley

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Masayo Simon

Masayo Simon

Communications Coordinator | They/Them

Bio coming soon! You can reach Masayo at Masayo@RogueClimate.org

Merilee Barrera

Merilee Barrera

Fundraising and Administrative Coordinator| She/Her

Merilee’s role as Fundraising and Administrative Coordinator is to assist with the day-to-day
fundraising and administrative duties needed to support Rogue Climate’s team of staff and
community members organizing for climate justice. Originally from South Dakota, she graduated
from Cal State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts, Costume Design. Merilee worked
Southern California’s theatre circuit before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2008, to work in the
Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s costume department. While there, she was introduced to anti-
racism work through artEquity and was part of a team that helped move the department
towards a more equitable environment for both employees and actors. In her free time, Merilee
loves to cuddle her cats, cook, and garden. You can reach Merilee at merilee@rogueclimate.org.

Princess Franks

Princesa Franks

Administrative Coordinator| She/Her

Princess graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Science.  She first got involved with Rogue Climate as a volunteer in 2013 when she and her children participated in a Rogue Climate community art project. She has served on the local boards of social justice organizations like Unite Oregon and currently sits on the Ashland Housing Commission. She now maintains Rogue Climate’s fiscal and database systems while also helping out with event planning and fundraising. Her free time is spent with her spouse and their two sons, enjoying Oregon’s rivers and lakes. You can reach Princess at Princess@RogueClimate.org.

Susie Garcia

Susie García

Rogue Valley Coordinator | She/Ella

Susie coordinates and organizes teams, projects and events that grow the climate justice movement in Southern Oregon, with emphasis on racial equity and inclusion. Raised in a diverse Los Angeles community, she developed an interest in social justice and organizing. After graduating from CSULA with a bachelors in Psychology, she moved to Oregon where she spent a couple decades working in the fields of education and social services. Work areas of strength include data systems management, volunteer coordination and community building. She enjoys fulfilling the organizational goal to lead regenerative work, not extractive, by creating spaces for joy and celebration. During her spare time, she likes volunteering with local organizations that focus on empowering vulnerable populations who are disproportionately affected by climate change. You can reach Susie at Susie@RogueClimate.org

MIEMBROS DE LA JUNTA

Alessandra de la Torre

Alessandra de la Torre

Miembro de la Junta

Alessandra is now on the board after previously leading Rogue Climate’s work transforming energy systems to benefit communities most impacted by climate change. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA where she first became concerned with the intersections of environment, public health, and racism. Alessandra graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and previously organized a food insecurity campaign at SOU and later worked as a Community Organizer focusing on immigrant justice at the Rogue Valley chapter of Unite Oregon. Alessandra serves as a member of the Seeding Justice Foundation Grant Making Committee and the Southern Oregon Latino Partnership Program.

Alison Carey

Alison Carey

Secretario de la Junta

Alison es directora de American Revolutions: El United States History Cycle del Oregon Shakespeare Festival, es un programa de varias décadas que encarga y desarrolla 37 obras nuevas sobre momentos de cambio en la historia de los Estados Unidos, incluida All the Way de Robert Schenkkan (Tony Winner for Best Play ) y Sweat de Lynn Nottage (ganadora del premio Pulitzer de drama). Carey es cofundadora de Cornerstone Theatre Company, aclamada a nivel nacional, que colabora con comunidades de los Estados Unidos para contar sus historias, y su trabajo se ha producido en lugares como Arena Stage, Public Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered planta madre de Bethlehem Steel y un establo de venta de ganado con piso de tierra. Da conferencias a nivel nacional sobre la importancia de las artes en la configuración de sociedades saludables, especialmente enfocada en cómo el teatro puede responder de manera más efectiva al cambio climático. Ha desarrollado programas piloto de televisión de una hora para CBS y F / X, y su trabajo de guión se ha visto en Judging Amy. Vive en Ashland, Oregon.

 

Dan Wahpepah

Dan Wahpepah

Miembro de la Junta

Dan Wahpepah es de las tribus Anishinabe, Kickapoo y Sac & Fox. Creció con las costumbres culturales de su comunidad y ha sido políticamente activo con el Movimiento Indígena Americano y espiritualmente activo a través de ceremonias tribales. A nivel local, Dan fundó Rogue Valley Pow Wow, el Centro Cultural Indio Americano, Red Earth Descendants y también es miembro de la junta de Natives of One Wind Indígena Alliance. Como parte de su tradición, es Drum Keeper y Drum Chief. Los esfuerzos de Dan se centran en la preservación de esta Tierra para las generaciones futuras.

David Hansen

David Hansen

Miembro de la Junta

David’s experience in advocacy and community engagement includes working with various non-profit community-based organizations. He has worked with Unete, Unite Oregon and Rogue Climate supporting the Latino/a/x community, those affected by the Rogue Valley wildfires in 2020, as well as helping coordinate community driven vaccine events with the Oregon Health Authority. He has also served as a COVID-19 case investigator for Jackson County Public Health during the peak of the pandemic. David graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2020 and holds a bachelor’s degree in human services. He also volunteers on the board of Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection . When not working, David loves to travel internationally, spend time outdoors in the pursuit of wild game, and if successful, preparing a meal for friends and family with his fresh catch/harvest.

Isabella Lee Tibbetts

Isabella Lee Tibbetts

Miembro de la Junta

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Mira Saturen

Mira Saturen

Miembro de la Junta

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