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Sandra Diaz - Sugar Grove, NC

Sandra Diaz is the Development & Communications Director for Appalachian Voices. She started her career in environmental advocacy as a grassroots organizer in Florida for organizations such as Humane Society of the United States, League of Conservation Voters and the Alaska Coalition. She then moved to Boone in 2007 as the national field coordinator for Appalachian Voices’ Mountaintop Removal Campaign. Sandra assumed her current position in late 2009.

Kari Fulton - Washington, DC

Kari Fulton is an award winning environmental justice advocate and new media journalist. Recently, Fulton was appointed as the Interim Director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative a coalition of leading organizations and voices for Climate Justice. In her previous position as the National Youth Campaign Coordinator for the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) Fulton led EJCC's partnership with the Energy Action Coalition helping to coordinate national campus campaigns and youth summits such as Power Shift 2009; the largest lobby day and youth summit on Climate Change in United States history. The EJCC youth program supports a new generation of change agents through workshops, leadership development and assistance in building campus and community initiatives.

In April of 2009, Fulton co-founded Checktheweather.TV (formerly a national online community and web platform to amplify the voices of young people of color advocating for environmental justice. Fulton has traveled across the United States, Europe and Latin America reporting on international Climate Change conferences and negotiations. Fulton’s work has been featured in various media including Black Entertainment Television (BET), The Sundance Channel, MSNBC and Glamour Magazine. Most recently, Ebony Magazine listed Fulton in their 2010 Power 100 list. Fulton is a native of Denver, Colorado, a proud alumna of the Howard University John H. Johnson School of Communications and a current resident of Washington, DC.

Nicole Godfrey - New Orleans, LA

Nicole Godfrey, is a Social Justice Activist dedicated to empowering youth in her community. Ms. Godfrey has worked for over nine years for The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice. She began her career with NOCCJ as a Program Coordinator and eventually arose to Director of Programs. She has participated in numerous community activities including working as a counselor of Anytown USA Camp for five years, Youth Ministry Volunteer for three years at St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Cluster and a volunteer of the Peoples Community Organization for four years.

Arthur Jacuinde - Fresno, CA

Arthur Jacuinde has been working with the Fresno Local Conservation Corps for two years. Recently, at the age of 21, he was elected to serve as president of the Corpsmember Council. He works with young people, some of whom have been involved with the justice system, to learn job skills related to clean energy and conservation. He has participated in solar panel installations and materials reuse and recycling at constructions sites. By his own account his leadership in the Corps has made him more responsible and has inspired him to get more active in his community. He sees the green economy as a way to create more jobs for the people he works with every day.

Keegan King - Albuquerque, NM

Keegan King is from Acoma Pueblo and brings several years of experience in political and public policy strategy to his work with Atsaya. Originally getting involved in politics through social justice organizing, Keegan gained valuable experience working in the Petroglyph struggle in Albuquerque. He also served as campaign organizer and manager to several campaigns as a part of the Albuquerque based company Soltari Inc. In 2005, Keegan became the Executive Director of the League of Young Voters New Mexico. Later as the League NM transitioned to New Mexico Youth Organized (NMYO), Keegan continued to build his knowledge in nonprofit management and civic engagement strategies. In 2009, Keegan founded Atsaya Consulting a 100% Native-owned political consulting company.

Cop Lieu - Camden, NJ

Cop Lieu grew up in Camden City and, after leaving the traditional school system, enrolled at The Work Group as a student in 2005. He completed the program with honors and received his high school diploma. After his exceptional success in the program, Cop became a Peer Support Worker at The Work Group, offering counseling and other support services to other young adults. In February 2007, Cop joined The Staff of The Work Group as a Community Service Supervisor. Cop councils, motivates, and trains young people during their transition to a more positive life. In February of 2007, Cop was recognized by The Corps Network as Corpsmember of the Year.

Richard Mabion - Kansas City, KS

If Barack Obama hadn't already written the book, Richard Mabion might have called his memoir The Audacity of Hope. Here's a guy who lives in a neglected corridor of a struggling city in the poorest county in the state of Kansas. A guy who got inspired about economic and environmental activism by author David Korten but found so few people of color speaking at national conferences that he was compelled to detour into prickly territory: how progressive organizations aren't reaching out to minority communities. For months, as Mabion started to advocate for locally driven economic development in Kansas City, Kansas, he hit nothing but bureaucratic walls and deaf ears. But over the past year, Mabion has started to grease the wheels of change with his persistence and enthusiasm, whether it has been pushing for better restoration of the Quindaro slave-town ruins or throwing a neighborhood party such as the Quindaro Community Unity Festival. The group he created, Building a Sustainable Earth Community, has done the dirty work of discussing race and activism and also has connected like-minded people who have gone on to work together on projects, including an organic garden at Wyandotte High School. Mabion's audacity might have pissed some people off, but his doggedness has inspired hope in his long- suffering neighborhood.

John Moore - New Orleans, LA

A native of New Orleans, John Moore began working on environmental issues in Atlanta several years ago before returning to his hometown after Hurricane Katrina. He is an energy rater, working to help rebuild New Orleans on a green footing. Frustrated by the lack of support for low-income communities, John has been working with two non-profits working to introduce youth to jobs that can help them to be more engaged in environmental issues in their own communities.

Joe Naroditsky - Miami, FL

Joe Naroditsky is executive director and co-founder of Faiths United for Sustainable Energy (FUSE), a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize faith communities to act on the harmful effects of our society's dependence on fossil fuels. Joe's professional career has been dedicated to community development, serving as Director of Neighborhood Initiatives and Public Policy Coordinator for SCOPE in Sarasota, FL, as an evaluator for the HOPE VI federal housing program, and as a mentor for several local leadership development programs. Joe enjoyed a diverse upbringing, with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Spanish, Russian, Israeli, and Arab culture -- a childhood that molded his broad approach to understanding differences among people as a way to resolve conflict and build community.

Marco Rauda - Las Vegas, NV

Marco Rauda was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. He immigrated to Southern California in 1988. In 1995, Marco moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Marco has been a local Las Vegas activist the past few years working on immigration and civic engagement issues in the Hispanic Community. In 2008 Marco helped organize the presidential caucus in Nevada which was the first caucus where the Hispanic Community had a chance to pick the presidential nominee. Hispanics were responsible for 18% of the electorate in the Nevada presidential caucus. Marco joined Democracia USA as their Nevada Coordinator in March of 2008.

Elizabeth Reynoso - Washington, DC

Elizabeth J. Reynoso believes that social justice thrives because of healthy people and healthy environments. In 1994, Elizabeth began promoting human rights worldwide as a media liaison for Human Rights Watch. After the execution of Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, she was inspired to tell stories of injustice to large audiences and pursued a career in documentary film with ABC News and PBS/Frontline. When she traveled to pursue her own film project on Basque political prisoners she became enamored of life as farm worker when she worked on community-supported agriculture farms and family-owned organic orchards throughout the Basque Country and Spain. Returning to the U.S. in 2003, Elizabeth focused on US drug policy and the reentry journey of former prisoners on film projects, which then led to her direct service work with families and communities beleaguered by the criminal justice system in Newark, NJ. From 2006-2010 Elizabeth worked with the NJ Institute for Social Justice where she created a green transitional jobs program for men and women returning home from prison. A package of prisoner reentry bills hailed as “a model for the nation” based on her on-the-ground work was passed by the NJ State Legislature in 2010. Elizabeth was a co-chair for the City of Newark's Green Futures Summit, a member of the Leadership Newark class of 2010. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. and is implementing a Pathways Out of Poverty green job-training grant in six cities nationwide with Goodwill Industries International.

Anasa Troutman - New Market, TN

Anasa Troutman has spent her life growing into an artist, producer, strategist and activist-organizer, developing her personal mission to use arts, entertainment and mass media for issue awareness, social change and personal transformation. Anasa has served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for the National Hip Hop Political Convention, as a member organizer for the Institute for Policy Study's Cities for Progress Program, as the Urban Marketing Strategist for the Dennis Kucinich campaign for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination, as Consulting Producer for the Young Peoples Project's "Finding Our Folk" Tour, and as an organizer with the Progressive Majority's Racial Justice Campaign. In all her work, Anasa uses arts and culture to create justice, opportunity and compassion.

Sandra Urquiza - Miami, FL

Sandra moved to the United States from Lima, Peru in October of 2002. Back at home, she volunteered for Amnesty International and taught pre-k orphans victims of terrorism. She begun her post-secondary education studying History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and completed her B.A at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Legal Studies and graduating with honors. Her undergraduate research thesis analyzed the structural and direct violence inflicted by gas corporative companies on indigenous communities in the US and in South America. After graduating, she spent a few months in Cambodia researching and creating education manuals on street law. She currently works as Field organizer for Democracia U.S.A. for the Miami area.

Adrian Veliz - Watts, CA

Adrian Veliz has been an active social justice and youth advocate since 1996. At 21, Adrian helped establish some of California's first needle exchange programs, working with injection drug users and their children. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, he began working with local artists and musicians producing various events about local and international issues. He was the associate producer of, Divine Forces Radio, on 90.7FM, KPFK from 2000-2008, and is currently working for the Los Angeles Community Development Department, where he serves the community as a Cultural Arts Director, Business Development Specialist, and Probation Transitional counselor.

Tanesha Wade - Ruston, LA

Tanesha L. Wade is originally from Oakland, CA and has been residing in northern Louisiana for the last four years. A recent graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology she has also obtained an Associate's of Arts in Human Development Services from the College of Alameda. Tanesha first made connections with Green For All staff in 2007 at the first ever national youth summit for climate change: PowerShift. Since, she has participated in The Dream Reborn conference in addition to being an attendant at the 2nd academy training held by Green For All. During a college internship at a local school in Louisiana, she introduced a pilot garden and growing project, which is currently being developed into a large garden of vegetables. She is motivated by the words "Be the Change" and tries to model the image through service.

McNair Wagner - Atlanta, GA

McNair Wagner graduated in the Spring of 2008 from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Marketing. While at Georgia State University McNair co-founded the student environmental group Sustainable Energy Tribe, the Atlanta Student environmental group Metro Atlanta Students For Sustainability and the environmental marketing company Earth Endeavors. McNair also has received several environmental awards including the National Recycling Coalition scholarship and the Atlanta Bioneer’s award. McNair enjoys being a part of the environmental community and believes that the this movement will unite people all over the world and resurrect the human spirit.

Daniell Washington - Miami, FL

As the founder and CEO of the Big Blue & You Foundation, Inc. (, this 23-year-old has taken her lifelong passion for the Sea to new heights by serving as a leader in the South Florida community to inspire, educate and empower youth (K-12) to become better stewards of the natural environment through visual arts programs, media and community events. A recent graduate of the University of Miami (Double Major in Marine Science & Biology) and a world traveler, Danni Washington has dedicated her studies, her free time & creative energies to increasing general environmental consciousness and helping build a clean energy economy that will ultimately brighten the future of our global community.

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