Staff and Leadership Team

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Staff and Board
Hannah Sohl | Staff (Director)
Hannah grew up in Southern Oregon. She graduated with a degree in sociology and an emphasis in field biology from Colorado College in 2011. After graduation, she was awarded a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to study grassroots organizing and the relationships between human communities, rivers, and migratory fish around the world, traveling to Bangladesh, Canada, and Russia. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s “Leadership, Organizing, and Action” program and co-founded Rogue Climate with the support of many other Oregonians in 2013.

Allie Rosenbluth | Staff (Community Organizer)
Allie graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in Government and Environmental Science & Policy. In college, she organized campus events focused on sustainability and student-body diversity. Allie first got connected with Rogue Climate as a volunteer when she was serving as an AmeriCorps Service Member at Rogue Valley Farm to School.

Lupe Garcia | Staff (Youth & Climate Justice Organizer)
Lupe graduated from Oregon State University.  He grew up in Salem Oregon and throughout high school and college worked in agriculture as a farmworker.  While in community college, Lupe was active with the community organization Latinos Unidos Siempre in Salem. While at OSU, Lupe was active in the student based organization, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán. Lupe worked with the Oregon 4-H program engaging Latinx Youth in 4-H programing and also worked as a peer facilitator at the Asian Pacific Cultural Center in the office of diversity and inclusion.

Sarah Westover | Staff (Community Organizer)
Sarah has spent most her life in Southern Oregon and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Political Science.  As the SOU Campus Organizer for the Oregon Student Association, Sarah worked with other students to run legislative and social justice campaigns, including the largest voter registration drive in Oregon’s history. She served as coordinator of the No on LNG Campaign with Rogue Climate and Rogue Riverkeeper. She is now an elected member of the Phoenix (OR) City Council.

Morgan Lindsay | Board President
Morgan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in Environmental Studies with a focus on Water Policy & Science and a minor in Chemistry. Her experience in community organizing includes several years with the Mono Lake Committee in California’s Eastern Sierra and another three years as Membership & Outreach Coordinator with the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center. 

Shaun Franks | Board Treasurer
Shaun works in sales and marketing for True South Solar. He graduated from Southern Oregon University where he studied business, environmental studies, and corporate sustainability. In 2011, he studied renewable energy in Germany. In 2012, while director of sustainability for student government, he led establishment of the SOU Green Fund to invest student dollars into local energy, water, and campus sustainability projects. The fund has helped establish three new solar installations on campus and launched the SOU Center for Sustainability.

Emily Berlant | Board Secretary
Emily grew up in Grants Pass, attended Rogue Community College, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She is currently studying Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University. She is an elected member of the Talent City Council and has been a leader in Rogue Climate Talent’s development of a community clean energy and climate action plan. Emily works in 3Degrees' Utility Partnerships sector, enrolling electricity customers in voluntary renewable energy programs

Dan Wahpepah | Board Member
Dan Wahpepah is from the Anishinabe, Kickapoo and Sac & Fox tribes. He grew up with his communities cultural ways and has been politically active with the American Indian Movement and spiritually active through tribal ceremonies. Locally, Dan started the Rogue Valley Pow Wow, the American Indian Cultural Center, Red Earth Descendants and is also a board member of Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance. As part of his tradition, he is a Drum Keeper and Drum Chief. Dan's efforts are focused on the preservation of this Earth for future generations.

Alison Carey | Board Member
Alison is director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, a multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history, including All the Way by Robert Schenkkan (Tony Winner for Best Play) and Sweat by Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama). Carey is co-founder of the nationally acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company, which collaborates with communities across the United States to tell their stories, and her work has been produced in venues such as Arena Stage, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, and a dirt-floor cattle sale barn. She lectures nationally on the importance of the arts in shaping healthy societies, especially focused on how theater can most effectively respond to climate change. She has developed hour-long television pilots for CBS and F/X, and her script work has been seen on Judging Amy. She lives in Ashland,
Oregon.

Rianna Koppell | Board Member
Rianna works at the Ashland Food Cooperative as a member of the Sustainability Committee and Employee Alliance. She is the acting secretary for the Talent city committee Together for Talent, through which she works on projects with Bee City USA Talent and the Clean Energy team. Rianna enjoys using her certifications in Permaculture Design and Bio-Intensive gardening to create gardens locally. 

Virginia Camberos | Board Member
Virginia Camberos, has 8 years of experience working with diverse communities for social justice through the lens of both social service and community organizing. She is passionate and a dedicated organizer with a tremendous history of engagement in issues ranging from immigrant workers rights to health care for all. Virginia is based in Medford, with deep connections throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

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