Jothsna’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’s work includes innovative programming designed to empower climate champions and normalize climate change, including the award-winning Climate Conversation series in partnership with Three Rivers Park District, the Talk Climate Institute, 2017-18 Youth Convening Minnesota, and award-winning 2014-16 Climate Minnesota project. Jothsna is a recipient of the CERTs Women in Energy series, and holds dual BA’s in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas. 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.
Contact: josthna [at] climategen [dot] org