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We are a group of innovative, passionate young people who believe in the power of youth organizing. We are a largely volunteer team committed to using our talents towards impactful and critically-minded work. We know that there is always room for improvement so when we are constructively critiqued, we grow and do better next time.


Our team

  ALETTA BRADY | FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Aletta is a queer writer, organizer, and strategist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group, and a former Fulbright Research Fellow in Jordan. She is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Levantine Arabic. She previously worked as a Program Analyst at the EPA and a Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She is passionate about the power of storytelling, climate justice, and youth organizing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Wesleyan University in 2015. In her free time, she loves rowing, boxing, and biking along the Mississippi.

ALETTA BRADY | FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Aletta is a queer writer, organizer, and strategist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group, and a former Fulbright Research Fellow in Jordan. She is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Levantine Arabic. She previously worked as a Program Analyst at the EPA and a Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She is passionate about the power of storytelling, climate justice, and youth organizing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Wesleyan University in 2015. In her free time, she loves rowing, boxing, and biking along the Mississippi.

  ALEX COHEN | EDITOR IN CHIEF   Alex is a human geographer and environmental justice activist. She is a PhD candidate at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. She previously worked as a Social Scientist at the National Science Foundation. Alex is passionate about climate change communication, environmental decision-making, and pro-environmental behavior. While getting her B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, MA, she worked on social justice initiatives centered around female youth empowerment. In her free time, Alex loves backpacking, rock climbing, doing yoga, and playing with puppies.

ALEX COHEN | EDITOR IN CHIEF

Alex is a human geographer and environmental justice activist. She is a PhD candidate at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. She previously worked as a Social Scientist at the National Science Foundation. Alex is passionate about climate change communication, environmental decision-making, and pro-environmental behavior. While getting her B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, MA, she worked on social justice initiatives centered around female youth empowerment. In her free time, Alex loves backpacking, rock climbing, doing yoga, and playing with puppies.

  DIOGENIN MATOS | OUTREACH DIRECTOR   Diogenin is an educator, activist, and community organizer. He is currently a Site Coordinator for the D.C. Public School System. He previously worked as a Youth Organizer for FoodCorps, and for CityCorps. He graduated with a B.A. from Delaware State University in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and singing karaoke.

DIOGENIN MATOS | OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Diogenin is an educator, activist, and community organizer. He is currently a Site Coordinator for the D.C. Public School System. He previously worked as a Youth Organizer for FoodCorps, and for CityCorps. He graduated with a B.A. from Delaware State University in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and singing karaoke.

  KIA JOHNSON | RESEARCH ASSOCIATE   Kia is a researcher, powerful social justice advocate, and youth worker from St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an organizer with low-income and homeless communities in the Twin Cities, and works as a personal trainer encouraging women to embrace their thickness while staying fit. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology and Spanish. After graduation, she completed an English Teaching Fulbright in Lima, Peru. In her free time, you can find her in the gym, gaming, or dancing with friends.

KIA JOHNSON | RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Kia is a researcher, powerful social justice advocate, and youth worker from St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an organizer with low-income and homeless communities in the Twin Cities, and works as a personal trainer encouraging women to embrace their thickness while staying fit. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology and Spanish. After graduation, she completed an English Teaching Fulbright in Lima, Peru. In her free time, you can find her in the gym, gaming, or dancing with friends.

  MAYA O’LOUGHLIN | RESEARCH ASSISTANT   Maya is a queer activist and organizer finishing her B.A. at the University of Morris, Minnesota. She is a statistician and avid ultimate frisbee player currently living in Limerick, Ireland for the semester. She is a powerful advocate for queer liberation and mental health awareness. In her free time, you can find her walking dogs, playing rugby and frisbee, or hiking with her family in Montana.

MAYA O’LOUGHLIN | RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Maya is a queer activist and organizer finishing her B.A. at the University of Morris, Minnesota. She is a statistician and avid ultimate frisbee player currently living in Limerick, Ireland for the semester. She is a powerful advocate for queer liberation and mental health awareness. In her free time, you can find her walking dogs, playing rugby and frisbee, or hiking with her family in Montana.

  JEHAD (JEJE) RAJAB | CREATIVE MEDIA SPECIALIST   JeJe is a writer, human rights advocate, and creative from Cairo, Egypt. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Global Media and Human Rights at American University. She previously worked at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom as an Editor in Chief of Witness magazine, and has received awards from the Open Society Foundation and the Middle East Partnership Initiative. She graduated with her B.A. from the American University in Cairo in 2014. In her free time, you can find her dancing, cooking, singing or doing all that together.

JEHAD (JEJE) RAJAB | CREATIVE MEDIA SPECIALIST

JeJe is a writer, human rights advocate, and creative from Cairo, Egypt. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Global Media and Human Rights at American University. She previously worked at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom as an Editor in Chief of Witness magazine, and has received awards from the Open Society Foundation and the Middle East Partnership Initiative. She graduated with her B.A. from the American University in Cairo in 2014. In her free time, you can find her dancing, cooking, singing or doing all that together.

  TALIA FOX | MANAGING EDITOR   Talia is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She is a member of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI). She graduated with her B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard University in 2013.

TALIA FOX | MANAGING EDITOR

Talia is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She is a member of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI). She graduated with her B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard University in 2013.

  KHARI SLAUGHTER | WEB DESIGNER   Khari is a User Experience Designer skilled inSketch, Analytical Skills, Communication, and Front end Development. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Wesleyan University with his B.A. in Sociology in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys working on his music, and cooking.

KHARI SLAUGHTER | WEB DESIGNER

Khari is a User Experience Designer skilled inSketch, Analytical Skills, Communication, and Front end Development. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Wesleyan University with his B.A. in Sociology in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys working on his music, and cooking.