Climate Generation thrives based on the efforts of our talented staff, who are passionate about education and youth leadership, and believe in the critical importance of developing solutions to climate change. We have ten employees and several independent contractors and interns. Team members share: why do you do this work?

Nicole Rom

Executive Director

I believe climate change is the most urgent issue today and solutions start with education.

Janet Brown

Associate Director

Climate change will define my children’s future.

Abby Fenton

Youth Programs Director

I believe that visionary solutions lie in the creative genius of youth.

Kristen Poppleton

Director of Education

Climate change is happening right here in the place where we live and I believe this is important to understand.

Jothsna Harris

Public Engagement Manager

I believe we as a generation have a great responsibility and opportunity before us!

Megan Van Loh

Programs Coordinator

Educating results in understanding, and knowledge is a powerful tool to create change.

Jason Rodney

YEA! MN Program Coordinator

I do this work to remember my place in the web of life, to join with all beings yearning for justice.

Katie Siegner

Communications Coordinator

Tackling climate change means creating the better future I envision for us all.

Jenna Totz

Education Coordinator

I believe making smarter environmental decisions begins with education.

Robin Thorstenson

Office Manager

Education leads to understanding. Understanding leads to action. Action leads to change.

Claire Mathews-Lingen

Youth Policy Intern

I believe that building intersectional movements will lead to an equitable future.

Isabel Watson

YEA! MN Intern

I believe education is the key to making change and creating a just and equitable future.

David Riviera


Learning together is the best way to find solutions that work for my generation and the next.