Climate Advocacy Lab Staff

Carina Barnett-Loro
Title:
Deputy Director
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
I manage the Lab's programmatic offerings, including our webinars and in-person workshops. Have spent the past decade organizing on and supporting state-level climate and energy campaigns. Email: carina@climateadvocacylab.org
Dominique Thomas
Title:
Training Manager
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Hey ya'll! I am a grassroots organizer, researcher, trainer and Afrofuturist. I am based in Harlem, NY. I believe that the key to liberation and stopping climate change is building people centered and powered movements. Relationships and strategic skill-building are essential to successful base-building. This means organizing at the intersection of race and climate and creating the avenues for people, specifically BIPOC communities to imagine themselves outside of systems of oppression and adopt an organizing orientation. Prior to coming to the Climate Advocacy Lab, I was the Mid-Atlantic and Regional Organizer at 350.org. In this role, I launched The Climate League, a training program for BIPOC organizer to learn organizing and campaigning skills, focusing on racial justice in the climate movement. My main objective in this work is to uplift the labor and stories of those who have been erased from the climate movement. In my free time, I love to cooking vegan meals, running along the Hudson River, taking Olamina (my bike) for rides in Central Park and reading anything Octavia Butler.
Jack Zhou
Title:
Social Scientist
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
I produce and manage the Climate Advocacy Lab's social science resources for our webinars, workshops, and other outreach engagements. My research interests include motivated reasoning, framing effects, and political polarization. In other words, how people think about climate change, how they process information on the issue, and what gets in the way. Prior to joining the Lab, I worked as a postdoctoral associate in energy policy and survey methods. I received my B.S. from UC Berkeley and my Ph.D. from Duke University. Email: jack@climateadvocacylab.org
Justin Rolfe-Redding
Title:
Social Scientist
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
My research interests include persuasion, behavior change, statistical methods, and message design. My doctoral work investigates the role of hope in encouraging engagement with global warming, analyzing survey and experiment data. My research has also addressed the influence of political identity and values in global warming beliefs, and the effects of news coverage, social identity framing, and past behavior on attitudes and further behavior. In addition to a background in the environmental advocacy community, I have worked as a research consultant with the National Wildlife Federation, National Park Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. I received a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Email: justin@climateadvocacylab.org
Nathan Henderson-James
Title:
Digital Manager
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
As the Digital Manager for the Lab, I help lead our best-in-class training program, with a special emphasis on using digital tools for advocacy. A veteran of over 25 years in progressive organizing and campaigns, I got my start with ACORN in Minnesota. I have spent the last decade building people power at the intersection of digital, technology, and field organizing. I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton College and a life-long passion for science fiction.
Rebecca Tamiru
Title:
Program Lead
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
As the Lab's Program Lead, I provide programming to help the Lab community infuse evidence-based practices into climate and clean energy campaigns, as well as facilitate coordination and collaboration among members. I help lead key areas of the Lab’s strategic program work, including member engagement, execution of case studies documenting environmental and climate justice campaigns, and development and delivery of training content. I received a bachelor's degree in Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University and a Climate Change and Health Certificate from Yale School of Public Health. I aspire to contribute to the creation of an environmentally sustainable, equitable, just, and vibrant future for the generations to come. Email: rebecca@climateadvocacylab.org
Sean Kosofsky
Title:
Executive Director
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
I have been a social justice advocate for more than 28 years, and now serve as the Lab’s Executive Director. I got my start in the environmental community in the mid-90s working on clean water campaigns with the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan. I have spent a large part of my career working for LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice, civil and voting rights, bullying prevention and more. I have deep experience working political campaigns and ballot measures, and a long history with polling, message development and framing across multiple movements and voter turnout efforts. I have also supervised cross-organization randomized controlled experiments with grassroots organizations. Most recently, I was leading my own consulting practice helping nonprofits with fundraising, management, strategy, and governance.
Yari Greaney
Title:
Program Associate
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
As a Program Associate, I help make sure our systems run smoothly. For the past ten years, I’ve been a climate justice organizer working on volunteer campaigns focused on housing justice, fighting fossil fuel pipelines, and divestment from fossil fuels and prisons. As a relentless optimist, I believe that through collective action, we will achieve the revolutionary change required to realize climate justice. I have B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University, where I studied earth systems and climate resilience. I live on stolen Lisjan Ohlone land in the east bay of California.