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Alessandra de la Torre | Staff (Energy Justice Community Organizer)
Alessandra was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, where she was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Senior due to her community volunteering and research. She initially was introduced to Rogue Climate through campaigning with OSPIRG, and after graduation, she went on to organize with Unite Oregon and currently sits on the MRG Grant-making Committee. Her goal is to increase diverse representation and education in Southern Oregon, while intersecting social and environmental movements. You can reach Alessandra at Alessandra@RogueClimate.org.
Allie Rosenbluth | Staff (Campaigns Director)
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. You can reach Allie at Allie@RogueClimate.org.
Ashley Audycki | Staff (Coos County Community Organizer)
Ashley studied political science and environmental studies at University of California Santa Barbara; where she received a leadership award for her dedication to environmental programming. In Coos Bay, Ashley has worked in marketing and community organizing at the Coos Head Food Co-op and has managed the Coos Bay Farmers Market. Ashley developed her love for the Coos Bay Estuary as the Youth Outreach Specialist at the South Slough Estuary Research through the AmeriCorps program. You can reach Ashley at Ashley@RogueClimate.org.
Hannah Sohl | Staff (Executive 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.You can reach Hannah at Hannah@RogueClimate.org.
Princess Franks | Staff (Operations and Fiscal Coordinator)
Princess graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Science. She first got involved with Rogue Climate as a volunteer in 2013 when she and her children participated in a Rogue Climate community art project. She has served on the local boards of social justice organizations like Unite Oregon and currently sits on the Rogue Action Center board. She now maintains Rogue Climate’s fiscal and database systems while also helping out with event planning and fundraising. Her free time is spent with her spouse and their two sons, enjoying Oregon’s rivers and lakes. You can reach Princess at Princess@RogueClimate.org.
Verónica Silva | Staff (Bilingual Youth and Community Organizer)
Bio coming soon!
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,
Brodia Nardi Minter | Board Member
Bio coming soon!
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.
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
Emma Marris | Board Member
Emma Marris is an environmental writer and an Institute Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. She writes feature stories and opinion pieces for National Geographic, Wired, the New York Times, Nature, among others. She has a Master’s in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, focuses on innovate ways to conserve biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. She is currently at work on a book about humanity's relationships with nonhuman animals. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, and lives with her husband and two children in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith | Board Member
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist and activist based in Modoc Point, Oregon. The conceptual framework of her practice focuses on channeling research through a creative flow of experimentation and artistic playfulness rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism. Utilizing painting and traditional Indigenous art practices, her work explores space in-between the Indigenous and western paradigms. Ka’ila displays work in the form of paintings, activism, and self-curated installations. Ka’ila’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has work in the permanent collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Portland Art Museum. She is a co-director, co-guide, Rural & Tribal Community Coordinator with Signal Fire artist and activist residency program and is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
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.