Our staff

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, our staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission.

Programs

Lauren Spangler

Grants Specialist, Programs
Grants Specialist, Programs

Lindsey Allen

Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Jason Anderson

Senior Program Director
Senior Program Director

Siddarthan Balasubramania

Principal Strategist
Principal Strategist

Jessica Brown

Director, Special Projects
Director, Special Projects

Makeeba Browne

Associate Director, Justice and Equity
Associate Director, Justice and Equity

Poe Browne

Acting Development Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Acting Development Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Yi Chen

Associate Director, Beijing Office
Associate Director, Beijing Office

Avery Cohn

Program Director, Food & Agriculture
Program Director, Food & Agriculture

Matt Daggett

Director of Strategic Communications, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Director of Strategic Communications, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Liesel Davis

Grants Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Grants Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Rebecca Dell

Senior Director, Industry
Senior Director, Industry

Isis Dennis-Powell

Special Assistant to Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Special Assistant to Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Mirka Della Cava

Head of Policies, Standards, and Programs, Clean Cooling Collaborative
Head of Policies, Standards, and Programs, Clean Cooling Collaborative

Xia (Karen) Ding

Operations Manager, ClimateWorks Beijing Office
Operations Manager, ClimateWorks Beijing Office

Anthony Eggert

Senior Director, Transportation
Senior Director, Transportation

Dan Fahey

Senior Associate, Industry
Senior Associate, Industry

Lina Fedirko

Associate Director, Road Transportation
Associate Director, Road Transportation

Alexander Fisher

Program Director, Climate Ambition
Program Director, Climate Ambition

Rebecca Fisher

Drive Electric Campaign Director
Drive Electric Campaign Director

Victoria Marie Gonzalez

Program Associate, Carbon Dioxide Removal
Program Associate, Carbon Dioxide Removal

Zoe Gossett

Program Manager, Global Energy Transition initiative
Program Manager, Global Energy Transition initiative

Kanchi Gupta

Senior Program Associate
Senior Program Associate

Prashanth Gururaja

Program Manager, Maritime Shipping
Program Manager, Maritime Shipping

Jessica Hitt

Program Manager, Climate Ambition
Program Manager, Climate Ambition

Noah Horowitz

Program Director, Clean Cooling Collaborative
Program Director, Clean Cooling Collaborative

Xiaoyi Jin

Program Manager, Clean Cooling Collaborative
Program Manager, Clean Cooling Collaborative

Teresa Kennedy

Program Associate, Food & Agriculture
Program Associate, Food & Agriculture

Joy Kessler

Senior Administrative Assistant, Programs
Senior Administrative Assistant, Programs

Soojin Kim

Associate Director, Food & Agriculture
Associate Director, Food & Agriculture

Giulia Laganà

Program Manager, Food and Agriculture
Program Manager, Food and Agriculture

Qian Li

Program Manager, Industry
Program Manager, Industry

Janene Lucero

Senior Contracts Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Senior Contracts Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Rui Luo

Associate Director, Global Energy Transition initiative
Associate Director, Global Energy Transition initiative

Lauren Marshall

Program Assistant
Program Assistant

Jan Mazurek, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Carbon Dioxide Removal
Senior Director, Carbon Dioxide Removal

Charles McElwee

VP, Programs
VP, Programs

Rob Mills

Grants Specialist, Programs
Grants Specialist, Programs

Alekhya Mukkavilli

Senior Program Associate, Finance
Senior Program Associate, Finance

Deborah Mulvaney

Executive Assistant, Programs & Global Intelligence
Executive Assistant, Programs & Global Intelligence

Melissa Nunan-Lew

Executive Coordinator, Programs
Executive Coordinator, Programs

Katie O’Gara

Natural Carbon Capture Lead, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Natural Carbon Capture Lead, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Leo Park

Director a.i., Finance Program
Director a.i., Finance Program

Shilpa Patel

Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor

Julia Plume

Grants Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Grants Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Monique Rao

Grants Specialist, Finance
Grants Specialist, Finance

Zoe Rossing

Grants Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Grants Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Michael Ryken

Accounting Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Accounting Manager, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Heather Sarantis

Associate Director, Programs Operations
Associate Director, Programs Operations

Kelly Scott

Director of Operations, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Director of Operations, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Cherono Sego

Senior Program Associate
Senior Program Associate

Scott Shell

Associate Director, Industry
Associate Director, Industry

Anna Stratton

Program Manager, Aviation
Program Manager, Aviation

Paula Swiatkowski

Executive Assistant, Programs
Executive Assistant, Programs

Axum Teferra

Associate Director, Clean Cooling Collaborative
Associate Director, Clean Cooling Collaborative

Melissa Tupper

Communications Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Communications Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Ruby Viramontes

FPCI Program Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance
FPCI Program Associate, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Frances Wang

Program Manager, Carbon Dioxide Removal
Program Manager, Carbon Dioxide Removal

Monica Wang

Associate Director, ClimateWorks Beijing Office
Associate Director, ClimateWorks Beijing Office

Tao Wang

Strategist, China
Strategist, China

Qiuxia Wang

Senior Program Associate
Senior Program Associate

Johanna Weaver

Associate Director, Planning & Development, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Associate Director, Planning & Development, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Stephanie Westbrook

Senior Programs Coordinator
Senior Programs Coordinator

Catherine Witherspoon

Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor

Qiong Wu

Senior Program Associate, ClimateWorks Beijing Office
Senior Program Associate, ClimateWorks Beijing Office

Yi Yao

Program Associate, Beijing Office
Program Associate, Beijing Office

Carolina Zambrano-Barragan

Director of Programs, Climate and Land Use Alliance
Director of Programs, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Muhammad Zeki

Senior Program Associate
Senior Program Associate

Grace Zhang

Transportation Program Assistant
Transportation Program Assistant

Xiaohua Zhang

Head/Director, ClimateWorks Beijing Office
Head/Director, ClimateWorks Beijing Office