Internal Communications Coordinator: Devyn Powell
I am originally from Portland, Oregon, and am a current junior at Tufts University, majoring in environmental studies and international relations. I had been one of the leaders of my high school’s environmental club, and I joined SJSF when I came to Tufts so that I could continue to participate in environmental initiatives. I admire SJSF’s focus on clean energy, which I think is the most important campaign we need to advocate for in order to mitigate global climate change. I also love the passion, energy, and ambition of everyone in this organization and I hope to continue working with SJSF for a long time and help make major environmental change happen!
When I’m not working with SJSF, I play Ultimate Frisbee and am involved with the Tufts Mountain Club, and I love hiking, skiing, running, biking, and playing outside. Cooking, baking, and eating are some of my most beloved pastimes.
National Networking & Outreach Coordinator: Dorian Williams
Dorian is a senior at Brandeis University, double majoring in International and Global Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Studies. Originally from Chicago but warming up to the east coast. She has been with SJSF since Spring 2010 and has loved every minute of it.
Let’s get organized and let’s get moving!
New England Networking and Outreach Coordinator: Rohan Bhatia
Media team: Lisa Purdy, Emily Edgerly and Alli Welton
Financial coordinator: Ben Thompson
Alli is an undergraduate at Harvard College studying History of Science and Government. She comes from rural Washington state, and spent two years at the United World College of the Adriatic. She became passionate about climate justice after attending the 2009 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15), and is very excited to work with SJSF to build a brighter future free from the dangers of the climate crisis.
Webmaster: Dan Jubelirer
MIT Chair: Patrick Brown
Patrick is a graduate student in physics at MIT, where his research focuses on developing new, low-cost solar cell technologies incorporating nanocrystalline materials. His interest in energy and environmental issues was sparked during his undergraduate studies in physics and chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, where he was active in numerous sustainability-focused student groups and task forces, and during two summer internships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Patrick was introduced to SJSF after participating in the anti-Keystone XL campaign in Fall 2011 and is excited to be part of the group’s passionate and urgent fight against climate change and environmental injustice.
Harvard Chair: Chloe Maxmin
Chloe’s passion is the environment, and her goal is to make climate change the defining issue of our generation. She is a Sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Environmental Science and Public Policy, but she deferred a year to travel and study in South America and China to learn about environmentalism in those regions. Chloe founded the Climate Action Club at her high school and galvanized green movement in her school and mid-coast Maine community. She also founded First Here, Then Everywhere (www.firstheretheneverywhere.org). FHTE connects young environmentalists around the world and provides tools and platforms for youth activism on environmental issues. Chloe is on the Editorial Board of The Harvard Crimson and works with environmental groups on and off campus.
Emily Edgerly hails from Lexington, Massachusetts (the same hometown as Bill Mckibben!). She is a sophomore at Tufts University double majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science. After spending this past summer biking across Massachusetts with Climate Summer, Emily felt called to continue environmental activism on campus. She is excited to be working with other passionate students and is ready to fight to make the administration and campus aware of the urgency of climate change. Emily is ready to take some serious direct action in the next three years. We don’t have anytime to waste!
Boston University Chair: Ben Thompson
Ben is a graduate student studying Mathematics at Boston University. Originally from the Seacoast Region in New Hampshire, Ben attended Cornell College in Iowa, graduating in 2012 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. Ben has been an active environmentalist since 2004 and a climate activist in earnest since 2008 when he began organizing 350.org events. In August of 2011 he participated in the Tar Sands Action outside the White House. Ben became involved with SJSF in the summer of 2012. Outside of Mathematics and doing his darnedest to fight global warming, Ben enjoys running, biking, crocheting and pretending to play the clarinet.
Ben Trolio is a senior at the University of New Hampshire studying environmental studies but he calls Ballston, New York home. This past summer he biked through the Deep South to ExxonMobil’s headquarter fighting to end fossil fuel subsidies as part of an internship with Better Future Project. Although he is willing to fight for the climate wherever he is needed most, he would love to live in the Northeast for the rest of his life!
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chair: Emmy Burns
Emmy is a junior double majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Emmy spent three semesters in Boston before transferring to Madison upon the realization that the upper Midwest is where her heart belongs. Though an environmentalist from a young age, Emmy was inspired by an unwavering love for Lake Superior and a summer working on a Boundary Waters trail crew with the Minnesota Conservation Corps to get serious about climate change activism. She can’t wait to see what she and her fellow Badgers in the newly formed UW chapter accomplish this year.