Public Engagement Manager

Jothsna Harris’s primary role is to lead planning and implementation efforts for Climate Generation’s public engagement work. Jothsna has helped to create a neutral balance in bringing the issue of climate change to communities across Minnesota, building community resiliency and capacity through multi-stakeholder alliances, and connecting people through the power of storytelling. Jothsna currently serves on the Social Change Fund Grants Committee for the Headwaters Foundation for Justice and the Executive Board for the Minnesota Green Schools Coalition through the USGBC MN Chapter. Jothsna holds dual BA’s in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas and is currently working towards a Master of Liberal Studies degree in Innovation and Sustainability at the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, Jothsna loves experiencing new adventures with her family. In 2011, she traveled with her husband, Rasheed and their two children (3 and 6 years old at the time) for five months in Italy through the WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) Organization, to assist in improving sustainable agriculture practices.