Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director
kchatterjee [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 202-495-3046
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 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 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. Photo © Erica Flock.
Carrie Clayton, Senior Network Systems Director
cclayton [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 541-218-4587
Carrie 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.
Devin Costa, Network Systems Coordinator
dcosta [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 203-731-9344
In her role as Network Systems Coordinator, Devin helps to provide logistical support both internally and externally, while also ensuring that operations run smoothly and effectively. Additionally, she manages USCAN’s social media platforms. Devin has her B.A. from Drew University in history and European studies. Before Devin wanted to save the planet she thought she was going to save historical artifacts from deterioration, be a curator and spend her life reading giant Russian novels. She continues to read Russian novels, but her focus on preventing deterioration is now channeled into protecting the environment and supporting the fight against climate change.
Alexander Easdale | Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN) Coordinator
SCEN [at] usclimatenetwork.org | 954-673-7002
Tina Johnson, Network Engagement Director
tjohnson [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 610-864-9929
Tina Johnson is Network Engagement Director for USCAN. She has worked as the Policy Director focused on US policies in both international and domestic arenas. Tina served at the Senior Director of Environmental Justice and Programs at Energy Action Coalition. Tina's passion for environmental issues is rooted in her social justice activism work. Her work has empowered people to develop their individual and community power through education reform, food justice, environmental and economic justice and political justice. Her work with the Tibetan Government in Exile in India provided her with hands on experience that she has been using to fight injustice in the United States.
Ife Kilimanjaro, Senior Network Engagement Director
Ikilimanjaro [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 252-266-2456
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 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.