Over the past four years, I’ve worked as a freelance communications and fundraising strategist helping nonprofits to tell their stories. I moved halfway around the world where I worked for Pacific Hydro, a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a member of the communications and engagement team, I interfaced with wind and solar farm host communities, managed the community grant program and supported both internal and external communications efforts.  

Running my own business, new motherhood, moving overseas (and back again) have needed equal parts bravery and creativity. As it turns out, collaboration also requires these things. My role at Environmental Initiative this time around will also call for a blend creativity and courage. I’m leading communications functions along with Deborah Carter McCoy, with a special focus on social media and other digital strategies. 

The systems we’ve built are not fair for everyone, in many cases by design. The evolution of Environmental Initiative’s work to include communities, particularly those most impacted by environmental injustice, is closely aligned with my own personal journey and commitment to antiracism and equity. 

I’m excited to be back, to keep listening, learning, and to move forward together.