We are currently hiring a Director to start in 2020! This is someone with a vision for the student fossil fuel divestment movement, passion for student and youth organizing, commitment to climate justice, and experience working with young people and partnering with other movements. Sound like you or someone you know? Please share this job description!
Divest Ed has a dedicated staff team who work to support student divestment organizers and coordinate our national divestment work!
Alyssa Lee, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Though originally interested in global health, she quickly fell in love with organizing through co-founding the Student Food Collective, an initiative to form a student-run and owned cooperative grocery, and starting the Fossil Free UCLA divestment campaign. She has also served as the Northern California Regional Organizer of the Divestment Student Network and as the Statewide Divestment Organizer for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. She hails from Modesto, CA in the northern Central Valley, and she considers her hometown a critical frontline community when viewing the narrative of climate change on the West Coast.
Gracie Brett, Campus Organizer, email@example.com
Gracie recently graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Political Science. She became interested in climate justice when she joined her university’s divestment campaign, Fossil Free AU. There, Gracie learned the importance of community and camaraderie in organizing. She views the climate crisis as an opportunity to reshape the global political economy to serve people over profits—seeking prosperity for the people, not the polluters. Her work at Better Future Project seeks not only to fight environmental injustice, but to build a more democratic and equitable society along the way. Outside of organizing, Gracie enjoys contemporary art, free jazz, reading, and laughing.
Rachel Schlueter, Campus Organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations and Public Health this past May, where she organized with DivestBU. Her work contributed to campaign victories of coal and tar sand divestment in September 2016 and the adoption of a Climate Action Plan that brings BU to carbon neutrality by 2040. Outside of campus organizing, she spent time in Kenya researching institutional development since independence, worked for a refugee health organization in Boston, and co-founded the student cooperative BU Community Greenhouse. Rachel is especially excited to support the development of reinvestment tactics, and centers building a movement that prioritizes the intersection of racial justice and climate justice in the United States.
Canyon Woodward, Divest Harvard Alumni Organizer, email@example.com
Canyon graduated from Harvard College in 2015. As an undergraduate he co-coordinated Divest Harvard, studied the craft of organizing under Professors Marshall Ganz and Timothy P. McCarthy, and wrote about the roots and growth of the U.S. climate movement in his honors thesis, “We Must, Therefore We Can: The Rise of Radical Grassroots Climate Organizing in the U.S.” Canyon hails from the Appalachian Mountain region of North Carolina. He has worked as Regional Field Director for Bernie Sanders 2016, Vice-Chair of the NC District 11 Democratic Party, Campaign Manager for Representative Chloe Maxmin, and Producer of Collapse The Distance. Canyon is also an outdoor educator, avid trail runner, potter, and writer.
Jane Donohue, Divest Ed Spring 2020 Intern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Donohue is a current Sophomore at Simmons University where she is studying English and Communications. Jane has been working on divestment since her freshman year of college, and in 2019 she took part in Divest Ed’s national fellowship. She is passionate about advocating for a just transition and a livable future, and she is thrilled to join the Divest Ed team as a spring intern. In the future, Jane hopes to continue organizing for climate justice and to work as an environmental journalist.
Craig S. Altemose, Executive Director, email@example.com
Craig co-founded Better Future Project in 2011 and has served as its Executive Director since that time. Before starting BFP, he co-founded and led Students for a Just and Stable Future, a statewide student network that engaged students at over fifteen Massachusetts universities on climate policy. Craig holds a B.A. in International Relations from Eckerd College, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. A native of Morris Plains, New Jersey, he now lives with his wife, Rouwenna, in Somerville, MA and enjoys playing strategy board games when not working for a livable future for all. He has been active in supporting divestment campaigns since 2012.