Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director
kchatterjee [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org
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.
Ishmael Buckner, Network Engagement Coordinator
ibuckner [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 301-752-8236
Ishmael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience dating back over a decade to his time at Oxon Hill High School, where he co-founded the Sierra Student Coalition(SSC) chapter and worked with students to push Prince Georges County to sign on to the Cool Counties Plan. During his university days at Franklin & Marshall College he stayed active in a range of economic, environmental and social justice causes including organizing students to oppose dangerous fossil fuel pipelines and pushing for inclusion of custodial and food service workers in F&M College staff benefits. Since graduation he has worked to help bring DC and Maryland residents 100% renewable energy, succeeded in campaigning for a multi-modal ballot initiative in Fairfax, Virginia, and supported economic liberation of Black folks and freedom from state sponsored police oppression through his work with BYP100. He enjoys spending time with friends, family and comrades as well as a host of other things you'll just have to ask him about.
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.
Alexander Easdale | Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN) Coordinator
SCEN [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 954-673-7002
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.
Sydney Mosier, Network Systems Coordinator
smosier [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org
Sydney is the Network Systems Coordinator at USCAN. Prior to joining USCAN in this role, Sydney’s passion for environmental issues brought her to the organization as an intern. She studied Human and Physical Geography, where she obtained her B.A. in Geography at UC Berkeley. Sydney is fiercely passionate about climate change, environmental justice, and sustainability. As a California native, Sydney enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with her dogs.
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.