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Daniela Ades

Daniela Ades

Daniela 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 is a …

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Profile of Paris Badat

Paris Badat

Paris 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 Spanish …

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Jessie Brennan

Jessie Brennan

Jessie’s passion for the environment and nature motivates her to use her marketing skills to work strategically to develop and implement marketing initiatives that drive the mission and vision of Greenbelt Alliance.  Jessie came to Greenbelt Alliance after working for the St. Anthony Foundation as their Communications Lead. In this role, Jessie gained invaluable experience working with …

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Amanda Brown-Stevens

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 other …

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Sarah Cardona

Sarah Cardona

Sarah enjoys bringing together governments, businesses and communities to forge solutions to a changing climate that also improve people’s quality of life, economic prosperity, connection to nature, and resiliency. Previously, Sarah managed regional environmental planning efforts in stormwater management, climate resilience, and natural asset management for the Metropolitan Planning Council based in Chicago. She fostered …

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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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Blanca Escobedo

Blanca brings a passion for environmental justice and equity as well as working directly with communities to address climate threats. From a small town in Tulare County, CA, she understands the unique challenges small communities face due to underinvestment but also how essential the community is in order to solve these challenges. In her previous …

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Chance Kawar

Chance 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 Parks …

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Malek Jelassi

Born and raised on a farm in North Africa, Malek developed a curiosity and sense of responsibility towards the natural environment at an early age. She graduated with a Bachelor in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University where she challenged her communication skills and expanded her knowledge about environmental sustainability through undergraduate research. She interned …

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Ken Lavin

Ken Lavin

Ken 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 the Mount Diablo …

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Deja Perry

Deja’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 concentration …

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Karen Santos Rosenberg

Karen Santos Rosenberg

Karen is studying environmental economics and policy at UC Berkeley Class of 2023. She strives to make her community healthier and safer for all through activism, education, and youth empowerment. Karen understands that youth will play a pivotal role in our future, specifically as it pertains to the environment, and hopes to ensure they are …

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Zoe-Siegel

Zoe Siegel

Bay Area native and current Oakland resident, Zoe 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 around the region. …

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Sadie Wilson

Sadie brings a background in urban planning, equitable climate adaptation, and innovative public finance solutions to the role of Resilience Manager. Before coming to Greenbelt Alliance, Sadie completed her Masters in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley where she contributed to a broad range of research efforts with Bay Area institutions, including the San Francisco …

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