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Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director

kchatterjee [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 202-495-3046

Keya_photocredit_EricaFlock.jpgKeya 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 an inclusive movement in support of climate action. Keya's commentary on climate change policy and sustainability issues has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including USA Today, the New York TimesFox News, the Associated PressThe 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. Photo © Erica Flock. 


Carrie Clayton, Senior Network Systems Director

cclayton [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 541-218-4587

Carrie_and_Beauty_400.jpgCarrie is an experienced non-profit administrator and director.  She has 15+ years of experience and a strong history of success in a wide range of execution and administration of organizational policies, finance, grant management, logistics and processes. With a degree in Environmental Studies/Biology, she brings a unique mix of education and experience to her position at USCAN. Carrie lives in Virginia with her partner and their 10 year-old daughter. Originally from the West Coast, she enjoys spending her free time exploring many places near her new home. 


Alexander Easdale | Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN) Coordinator

SCEN [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 954-673-7002 

Alex_400.jpgAlex is Principal of his consulting firm Forging Alliances Inc., a social enterprise that provides project management, strategic planning and fundraising services to a varied portfolio of nonprofit and small business clients. He is a college professor who was previously the Associate Campus Director at Ana G. Mendez University's South Florida Campus. He was also the Foundations Director at the Democracia USA project of National Council of La Raza.  Alex has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Florida International University, and has done media on a variety of topics that include transnationalism, and Latino participation in U.S. politics. Alex is based out of South Florida. 

Tamika Gibson | Network Engagement Coordinator

tgibson [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org

Tamika.jpgTamika has worked on environmental justice issues for over four years and is a Midwest native. She has volunteered and served on the board of several community- led organizations. Tamika earned her B.S. in Geography & Environmental Resources with a focus in Environmental Sustainability from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining USCAN, she was a Citizens Advocate with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Before that, Tamika was the Outreach and Policy Coordinator for the Illinois Environmental Council, where she led the organization’s outreach efforts and assisted with policy efforts.

Ife Kilimanjaro, Senior Network Engagement Director

Ikilimanjaro [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 252-266-2456

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Dr. Ife's experiences as a director, author, connector, researcher, administrator, teacher, activist and healer both inform and are informed by her deep commitment to justice and a better world. Prior to joining USCAN staff as Senior Director of Network Engagement, Ife worked for and volunteered with many environmental, climate and social justice initiatives and organizations, providing leadership in planning and evaluation, grant writing and management, curricular design and implementation, organizational development, relationship-building and more.  Ife received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University with a dual focus in Research Methods and Race, Class and Gender and a minor in Philosophy.  

 

 

 

 


Marie Risalvato, Network Engagement Director

mrisalvato [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 352-514-3217

Marie_400.jpgMarie is currently Network Engagement Director at USCAN. For the past five years, Marie worked as the Communications Director, improving the Network's online resources, expanding its social media presence, and building out other communications' infrastructure and processes. Whether it was engaging in the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change or jumping in to help with the People's Climate Movement, Marie has both learned from and contributed a great deal by collaborating with others on different Network issue areas. Before joining USCAN, Marie worked for several online businesses improving their online presence and managing other administrative aspects of business.  Marie received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida with an emphasis on sustainability. Her passion for environmental justice and determination to work towards a sustainable future led her to move from her home state of Florida to Washington, D.C. in 2010.