I am a native Atlantan, parent of two wonderful daughters, and former educator who transitioned to full-time climate change activism three years ago (think: “What do you mean, my daughters won’t have a world worth living in!?). My experiences teaching both youth and adults inspires conﬁdence that we will learn how to live harmoniously and creatively in our Miraculous Biosphere! That conﬁdence is conﬁrmed by the wisdom, heart, and energy of this amazing group of people who have come together to launch Atlanta’s ﬁrst grassroots climate action organization. After raising a family in the mountains, where I still love to go, I’m excited to dive back into this vibrant urban dance and be part ot the Resurgent City’s journey toward a just, resilient, and creative future.
I am an adventure seeker, Prosecutor for the Dekalb County D.A. Office (Elder Abuse Unit), former Public Defender, and active Metro Atlanta politico, passionately promoting criminal justice reform and advocating for the voiceless in the community. I conduct training throughout our community for students, parents, business owners, and others on domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and Title IX rights. My passion for public service and justice naturally made climate justice action with the 350atl.org team a great fit, working for a just transition to a sustainable future for us all! My experiences as a student leader at Agnes Scott College and scholar/activist of international human rights while earning a J.D. at John Marshall Law school-Chicago gave me the tools to use in our work for justice on many fronts. While working as a Law Clerk for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago, studying international human rights in the Israel/Palestine/West Bank area, and later studying the NAFTA free-trade agreement and women’s rights in Guadalajara, Mexico, my understanding of the challenges that we all face deepened, as well as the need for a united effort to solve those challenges. And in-between riding my fixed-gear bike all over town to work and events, I do find time for some country line dancing and graphic design!
I am a French architect, working in Atlanta for the past 30 years. I specialize in building design where pediatric healthcare services are provided with an emphasis on sustainability. With my husband, we joined 350atl.org after the new administration pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, and decided it was time to become active! We are excited about being part of making sure that Atlanta continues to provide leadership in urban sustainability.
MA in Urban Sustainability + BS in Business Management. Areas of interest include: environmental protection, the creation of municipal organics waste diversion infrastructure as a means to mitigate GHG emissions, zero waste, circular economies, urban agriculture, and community engagement.
Atlanta has offered me the riches of place, family, and creativity. Originally from San Francisco, I am a graphic designer who is passionate about helping brands express themselves and design-thinking for the public good. Our collective well-being is dependent on a sustainable, healthy planet. I deeply want future generations to live their lives on a healthy Mother Earth.
United Nations Secretary-General U Thant spoke of Spaceship Earth on Earth Day, March 21, 1971 at the ceremony of the ringing of the Japanese Peace Bell: “May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” And may such caring and hopeful sentiments guide us through the coming years.