Meet the USCAN Staff
Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director
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Keya Chatterjee is Executive Director of USCAN, and author of the book The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. Her work focuses on building a movement in support of climate action. Keya recently appeared in the documentary 'Disruption,' promoting the People's Climate March . Keya's commentary on climate change policy and sustainability issues has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including USA Today, the New York Times, Fox News, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News. Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she worked for eight years. Before that, Keya was a Climate Change Specialist at USAID. Keya also worked at NASA headquarters for four years, communicating research results on climate change. Keya was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1998 to 2000. She currently serves on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association. Keya received her Master's degree in Environmental Science, and her Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Spanish from the University of Virginia.
Carrie Clayton, Operations Director
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Carrie has more than 15 years of management with community-based groups. Prior to joining USCAN, Carrie was the Deputy Director at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center in Oregon.
Carrie holds a Bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University in Environmental Studies/Biology. She feels it is vital to protect all children and future generations from the effects of climate change by addressing its causes and impacts.
Rudi Navarra, Southeast Regional Coordinator
Rnavarra[at] climatenetwork [dot] org | 412-310-3591
Rudi’s primary role at USCAN is to support over 200 member organizations in the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN). He brings a wide array of organizing expertise to USCAN; over the past seven years, Rudi has engaged in civic engagement and community organizing in and outside of the climate and clean energy space.He has worked for groups as diverse as the National Council of La Raza and People For the American Way.
Most recently, Rudi worked to help elect pro-environment candidates such as U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida State Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez. In the last few years, Rudi also worked to register nearly half a million voters and turn out 300,000 voters to the polls in over half a dozen states, including Florida, Texas and Nevada. He has also served on the Steering Committee of the Generational Alliance, a national umbrella group serving low-income and communities-of-color youth, and currently serves as Vice Chair at the Florida Conservation Alliance, a League of Conservation Voters state league.
Rudi earned a Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Duquesne University. Rudi is proud to call Miami and the Southeast home.
Jennifer Perron, International Policy Coordinator
Jperron [at] climatenetwork [dot] org | 802-730-2373
Jennifer brings deep expertise in international and domestic climate change issues to USCAN. Her primary responsibility as International Policy Coordinator is to work with USCAN members and allies on international climate-related policy and strategy, and to promote strong U.S. climate leadership and global ambition. As International Policy Coordinator, Jennifer focuses on tracking the latest developments in international climate policy, international climate finance, and the nexus of climate change and international development. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.
Marie Risalvato, Communications Director
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Marie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in political science with an emphasis in environmental politics and sustainability. Before joining USCAN she gained experience as Web Content Manager and Assistant Office Administrator for several online businesses. Her passion for the environment and determination to work towards a sustainable future led her to Washington D.C. where she has been working to improve USCAN’s online resources, social media presence and other communications work.