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We are a group of innovative, passionate young people who believe in the power of youth organizing. We are 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 Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman, Jordan where she studies the gendered impact of water scarcity on female refugees. She is also a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group. Previously, she worked as a Program Analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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, Aletta loves rowing, writing, weight lifting, and biking along the Mississippi River.

ALETTA BRADY | FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Aletta is a Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman, Jordan where she studies the gendered impact of water scarcity on female refugees. She is also a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group. Previously, she worked as a Program Analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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, Aletta loves rowing, writing, weight lifting, and biking along the Mississippi River.

  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.

  WILLIAM TYNER | CREATIVE MEDIA SPECIALIST   William is a creative media specialist and digital storyteller. He currently works as a Mayor's Innovation Fellow at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He previously worked for Facebook and General Assembly. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University in 2013. 

WILLIAM TYNER | CREATIVE MEDIA SPECIALIST

William is a creative media specialist and digital storyteller. He currently works as a Mayor's Innovation Fellow at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He previously worked for Facebook and General Assembly. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University in 2013. 

  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. 

  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.  

  BRETT KORTE | LAW & POLICY ADVISOR   Brett is an environmental lawyer and currently works as a Clinical Fellow at UC Irvine School of Law. He previously worked as a Staff Attorney and the Director of the Associates Program at the Environmental Law Institute. He graduated with his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2014, and with his B.A. in History and Geology from the University of Illinois in 2011. In his free time, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes, gardening, and backpacking. 

BRETT KORTE | LAW & POLICY ADVISOR

Brett is an environmental lawyer and currently works as a Clinical Fellow at UC Irvine School of Law. He previously worked as a Staff Attorney and the Director of the Associates Program at the Environmental Law Institute. He graduated with his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2014, and with his B.A. in History and Geology from the University of Illinois in 2011. In his free time, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes, gardening, and backpacking. 

  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.