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Daniela Ades

Daniela Ades

Daniela (she/her) has experience in journalistic newsrooms, covering media, international politics, and entertainment at Thomson Reuters. She has also developed strategic communications in the nonprofit sector, working with sustainability and democracy agendas for the past 7 years at political think-tanks and global organizations such as ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in South America. She’s […]

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Profile of Paris Badat

Paris Badat

Paris (she/her) brings over six years of experience working for international nonprofits, with a focus on business development, project management, and operations. As a proud California native, Paris feels it is her duty to preserve the beauty of the Bay Area and ensure that the region supports diversity through affordable housing and transit. Paris studied

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Amanda Brown-Stevens

Amanda’s (She/Her) strategic vision for Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area as a whole are informed by her experience in advocating for well-planned cities and towns and the protection of our region’s iconic greenbelt lands. Prior to this role, Amanda oversaw Resilient by Design—a design challenge that saw local communities partner with design professionals and

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Sarah Cardona Deputy Director Greenbelt Alliance

Sarah Cardona

Sarah (she/her) enjoys working with partners and supporters to advance climate solutions that improve people’s quality of life, connection to nature, and ecosystem health, with a focus on regional wildfire policy and conservation advocacy. Sarah brings prior experience planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and a

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Nora Cullinen

Nora Cullinen

She helps plan and implement all aspects of individual fundraising and is motivated by raising support for Greenbelt Alliance’s mission. As a sixth generation Bay Area native, Nora is passionate about regional land conservation and smart growth development that will benefit the next generation of Bay Area residents. Nora began her career in conservation fundraising

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Justin Ebrahemi

Justin (He/They) brings six years of experience in nonprofit leadership, environmental policy research, and journalism to Greenbelt Alliance. His diverse portfolio includes equitable groundwater management research for the Environmental Defense Fund, building off his Master’s thesis at Cal Poly Humboldt’s Environment & Community program. He has also led the strategic plan initiative for the San

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Noelani Fixler

Noelani Fixler (they/them) is a California transplant since 2016, originally from Hudson Valley, NY. As a recent graduate, Noelani holds a B.A. in Geography from UC Berkeley where they focused on the future of transportation policy, electrification, and safe streets. Noelani currently sits on Berkeley’s Transportation and Infrastructure Commission where they advise on a variety

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Nate Huntington

Nate (He/Him) was born and raised San Francisco and still lives there. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in December of 2021, majoring in History. Within the major he focused on urban studies and chose to look at transportation and disaster response in California. In the summer of 2021, Nate served in the inaugural year

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Chance Kawar

Chance (he/him) is a lifelong Californian, born and raised in sunny San Diego and currently living in foggy San Francisco. He graduated from Pitzer College in 2017, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish, and is also an alumnus of the Coro Fellowship for Public Affairs. Chance most recently worked for the Los Angeles

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Ken Lavin

Ken Lavin

Ken (He/Him) is also a naturalist for Diablo Nature Adventures in Mount Diablo State Park. Diablo Nature Adventures provides outdoor environmental education for thousands of school children each year. Ken also worked as a National Park Ranger at Muir Woods and the Marin Headlands (where he was referred to as the “cool ranger” by school children). He served as president of

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Mariah Padilla

Mariah Padilla (she/her) is passionate about environmental and climate justice, climate resilience, and is dedicated to helping create a more inclusive and intersectional climate movement. She is passionate about working with community members and local governments to help foster equity-centric planning processes. Mariah is currently working towards her Masters of City Planning at UC Berkeley.

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Deja Perry

Deja (she/her)’s interest in environmentalism was sparked while growing up surrounded by the beauty of Northern California. She is passionate about environmental justice and supporting community-based efforts to fuel our transition to a more sustainable, equitable world. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and an outside

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Rishika Rawat

Rishika Rawat (she/her) currently lives in the Bay Area, where she was born and raised. She recently graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in political science. During her time in college, she participated in several organizations on and off campus. She served on the Political Team and acted as Publicity Director for the College

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Tallulah Shepard

Over the last five years, Tallulah (they/she) has developed a deep appreciation for the power of narratives as a catalyst for change. As a researcher and community organizer, she has honed her skills of facilitating, interviewing, and storytelling, seeking to translate complex ideas into engaging content that resonates with diverse audiences and helps bridge the

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Zoe-Siegel

Zoe Siegel

Bay Area native and current Oakland resident, Zoe (she/her) is passionate about making sure our local communities are able to respond, adapt and thrive in light of current climate threats. She brings experience as a Program Manager for Resilient by Design where she helped lead the year-long effort to come up with innovative strategies for resilience

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