Climate Advocacy Lab Staff

Carina Barnett-Loro
Title:
Senior Program Manager
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
I facilitate workshops and training for the Climate Advocacy Lab community -- everything from Facebook best practices to communicating with conservatives to designing campaigns that build political power. Prior to joining the Lab team, I spent six years as an organizer on state-level climate and energy campaigns. Email: carina@climateadvocacylab.org
Sean Kosofsky
Title:
Director
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
I have been a social justice advocate for more than 25 years, and now serve as the Lab’s 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 LGBT 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.
Lucia Oliva Hennelly
Title:
Community Development Manager
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
Hi everyone! As the Lab's Community Development Manager, I help grow the Lab's network and deepen connections across our community; contribute to building out the Lab's capacity and resources; and help run our in-person and online events. I also support the Lab in strengthening and realizing our commitments to inclusion, equity, and justice. Prior to the Lab, I worked with Environmental Defense Fund, campaigned for both elections and policy issues, and studied and taught at Stanford University. Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, I've been based in the Bay Area for the last decade. Please don't hesitate to reach out – I look forward to connecting with you! Email: lucia@climateadvocacylab.org.
Justin Rolfe-Redding
Title:
Social Scientist
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
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
Rebecca Tamiru
Title:
Operations Coordinator
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
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In addition to providing general administrative and operational support, I manage the Climate Advocacy Lab's membership database and maintain relationships with grantees. I received a bachelor's degree in Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University and have previously interned at organizations such as The Climate Reality Project and The BlueGreen Alliance. I aspire to contribute to the creation of an environmentally sustainable, clean energy future for the generations to come. Email: rebecca@climateadvocacylab.org
Nathan Willcox
Title:
Deputy Director
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
I oversee much of the Climate Advocacy Lab's program work, spending most of my waking hours working to make the Lab as useful as possible to the people doing the critical work of engaging the public around climate change. Prior to joining the Skoll Global Threats Fund in 2014, where the Lab was first incubated, I worked for 12 years for Environment America, first at the state level in Pennsylvania and later as Environment America’s federal global warming program director in Washington, D.C., focusing on organizing and advocacy to promote climate, clean air and clean energy policy solutions. Email: nathan@climateadvocacylab.org
Jack Zhou
Title:
Social Scientist
Affiliation:
Climate Advocacy Lab
Geographic Area of Focus:
National
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