Born and raised in Morris Plains, NJ, Craig headed for the warmth of
Florida to attend Eckerd College, where he studied International
Relations and Global Affairs. While there, Craig was primarily involved
in issues of peace and social justice, labor rights, democratic reform
and civic participation, and international equity. Upon graduation, he
recognized that global climatic disruption poses the single greatest
threat to all of these issues. Craig is now a graduate student at
Harvard University, in his fourth and final year of a joint law and
policy degree between Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School
of Government. He has held climate leadership roles on the campus,
state, and national levels.
Boston Regional Leaders
Boston Campaign Coordinator
Originally from Sparta, New Jersey, Nick Dahlberg is a senior at Boston University
pursuing majors in both Environmental Analysis and Policy and
International Relations, as well as a minor in Russian. Nick has been
involved with Massachusetts Power Shift since September of 2008 and is
currently serving as the Boston Regional Campaign Coordinator. In the
future, he plans to attend graduate school to study economics and
sustainable development, ideally with a focus on integrating innovative
clean technologies into emerging economies.
Todd Mooring is a junior at MIT, studying physics. He has been
following the climate issue since high school, and decided in spring
2008 that it was time to get personally involved in solving the
problem. By coincidence, Todd was invited to a MAPS meeting in early
fall 2008 and has been involved ever since. He helped organize MAPS’
spring 2009 Repower America Rally and did some press release writing.
Todd finds the actual science of climate change quite fascinating, even
though some of it has frightening implications for our future.
Boston Recruitment Coordinator
McCadden grew up on Long Island, NY in family of 7 (including her dog)
before venturing off to Northeastern University in Boston for college.
After taking an Environmental Sociology class with Danny Faber she
realized that her path in life was set and declared a major in
Sociology, a minor in Environmental Studies, and got involved with the
energy and environmental student group on campus, the Husky Energy
Action Team (HEAT). She proceeded to hold leadership positions in HEAT
including Director of Events and Executive Director. Dominique is now
going into her fourth year at Northeastern and is currently on co-op
with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing,
working on outreach and recruitment. Some of Dominique's favorite
things include watching entire seasons of Friends, 24, and the West
Wing in one sitting, running along the Charles, and eating ridiculous
amounts of curry!
from Oakland, California, Sam Akiha is currently a junior at Boston
University studying marine biology and earth science. She has been
involved with MAPS since early 2008 when she helped in planning the
first MAPS conference at BU. She is excited for The Leadership Campaign
as well as her three weeks at sea studying Caribbean oceanography.
Boston & New Media Coordinator
Dan Abrams is a 4th year student at Northeastern University majoring in
Environmental Science and minoring in Urban Studies. This semester,
however, he is doing his second co-op at Second Nature, the
organization that leads the Presidents Climate Commitment. As Boston
Media Coordinator for MAPS, Dan is responsible for supporting all
campus media coordinators in Boston and working with the press
(city-wide and national press). As New Media Coordinator, he manages
all online and video media. When not saving the world, Dan enjoys
wearing bright colors, perusing garage sales, and grocery shopping.
John Beatty is a junior at Harvard Universoty and is studying
economics. John grew up in the Connecticut panhandle and went to school
across the border in New York. He enrolled in Harvard after a year
working in El Salvador and Australia and jumped into planning the
Massachusetts Power Shift conference in 2007. He's been fighting
climate change ever since.
Boston Community Outreach Coordinator
Sally Sharrow is a Tufts University junior from Cincinnati, OH,
majoring in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies. She spent
her summer biking around the state with and being inspired by her Mass
Climate Summer team and is excited to reach out to any and all
community groups as Boston Community Outreach Coordinator. You can
usually find her at a concert or sewing something in her school's craft
Katie Chin, 18, is a student at Boston College home grown in the corn
fields of Columbus, Ohio. She attempts to learn about marketing and
philosophy while at school. She spends most of her time in an aquatic
state swimming for her college team or trying to find enlightenment on
her yoga mat. You will often find her with paint on her fingers, arms,
face, and other miscellaneous limbs.
Western Massachusetts Regional Leaders
Western Massachusetts Campaign Coordinator
Katie MacDonald is a sophomore at UMass Amherst where she is an
environmental science major. Katie got involved with MAPS in 2007 and
worked on the recruitment team planning for the Massachusetts Power
Shift Spring 2008 Conference. She was the founder and president of her
high school eco-action club for four years, and she served on numerous
town committees as an advocate for sustainable policy in her district.
New Schools Recruitment Coordinator
is currently a Sophomore at Harvard University, concentrating in Social
Studies with a secondary in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy.
She is also involved in the campus Environmental Action Committee, and
Harvard's GHG Student Advisory board as well. Very interested in the
human impact of climate change as we see it. Sophia enjoys listening to
detailed conversations about social justice and morality. She is now
working on state-wide recruitment of new schools.
Western Massachusetts Recruitment Coordinator
member of the Mount Holyoke College class of 2012 and is majoring in
Environmental Studies with a concentration in conservation biology. She
is a campus Eco Rep and a member of the Environmental Action Coalition.
She also loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and is the secretary for the
team. Also a lover of photography and tap dance!
High Schools Recruitment Coordinator
Bulis is currently a Senior at Westfield State College majoring in
English and secondary education. She hopes to use her role as high
school coordinator to bridge her two passions: finding solutions to
climate change and teaching. Heather is also the Chapter Chairperson of
the Westfield MassPirg Chapter and knows that if we work together we
can find solutions to any issue that faces us.
Western Massachusetts Media Coordinator
Sam Rubin is the Western Massachusetts Regional Media Coordinator. Sam hails from the hamlet of Chepachet, Rhode Island. He is currently taking a break from formalized academics in order to ensure that he gets a real education.
Climate Summer CoordinatorJay O'Hara
is a native of Cape Cod and a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond,
Indiana. Jay began his environment work in a much less hopeful time,
working for the League of Conservation Voter's Environmental Victory
Project during the 2004 election in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jay
grounded himself in the natural world by thru-hiking the entire
Appalachian Trail shorly before moving to Washington, DC in 2005 to
work for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Needing to
feel more connected to the land, Jay returned to Cape Cod in 2008 and
helped organize the lobby day portion of the Massachusetts Power Shift
conference. As Climate Summer Coordinator, Jay is passionate about
connecting people with place and putting our values into everyday
Western Massachusetts Community Outreach Coordinator
Pskowski is a first year at Hampshire College in Amherst. She hails
from Washington, DC, land of organizers, and is excited to get to work
in Massachusetts. She is the Campus Coordinator at Hampshire and also
the Community Outreach Coordinator for Western Mass. In addition to environmental issues, she is interested in economics and languages. Martha is known to knit compulsively in her spare time. Her favorite way to enjoy nature is on a bike or running in the woods.
Raised in Northampton, Massachusetts, Emily is a junior at Clark
University in Worcester, MA, studying global environmental studies and
government. Connecting issues of sustainability and social justice with
politics is where her main interests lie. Upon participating in
Massachusetts Climate Summer (2009) she was introduced to MAPS and is
now the Worcester Campaign Coordinator. Outside of the organization,
Emily plays on the womenÙs tennis team at Clark and has started an
Eco-Rep program on campus.
Worcester Regional Leaders
Worcester Campaign CoordinatorEmily Schweitzer
Worcester Recruitment Coordinator
Lizzie Rubenstein is a sophomore at Clark University who was born and
raised in Pittsburgh. Her environmental involvement began in high
school, when she set up the school’s first recycling program. Lizzie
has been actively involved in Clark’s environmental club, and is a part
of the first Eco-Rep program. This is her first time working with MAPS
and couldn’t be happier!