Deputy Campaign Director
Originally focused in San Bernardino and Riverside, Matt has expanded to also work on our statewide organizing efforts. In this role, Matt has been able to build partnerships and amplify community concerns about the impacts of climate change, the local benefits from investments in clean energy, and the critical need to conserve and protect our environment. Outside of EnviroVoters Ed Fund, he chairs the Board of the Inland Region Equality Network an Inland Empire based LGBTQ Advocacy and Education Org. His work with EnviroVoters Ed Fund and IREN is an extension of his previous organizing on educational access, LGBT rights, and anti-racism issues. He got his start working on Pete Aguilar’s successful congressional campaign. Prior, Matt graduated from UCLA with a degree in Chicana/o Studies. Contact Matt at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yolanda Aguilar Candelario
Youth Organizing Associate
In her work, Yolanda leads the Ambassador Program where she supports the empowerment of young leaders to champion in organizing and political power among key climate crisis issues. Yolanda graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Master in Public Policy with a research focus on youth civic engagement throughout the Inland Empire. She previously worked with The Outreach Team where she worked on quality control metrics to ensure equity across voter registration and voter contact on the ground in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Yolanda served as an intern with County of Riverside and a Fellow with the Western Riverside Council of Governments where she worked closely with their Government Affairs team to support internship/fellowship programs equipped for our future leaders. Yolanda’s goal is to mobilize young people, especially BIPOC. In her free time, Yolanda enjoys trying new coffee shops, spending time with her adorable nephews and nieces, and learning ways to get involved in her community. Contact Yolanda at: email@example.com.
Veda manages overall communications and marketing strategy, thought leadership, press relations, and digital marketing at EnviroVoters Ed Fund that impact bold climate policy. She has extensive experience in corporate communications, public-private partnerships, online marketing, and the ability to forge productive relationships with diverse stakeholders and build community. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, she worked at San Francisco Goodwill and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy managing media, digital marketing, and social media strategy. She has a graduate degree in journalism, public relations, and marketing, and been an invited speaker at SXSW, NTEN (Nonprofit Technology), and PR News Big 4 conferences. Contact Veda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Outreach Representative
Kim has worked at EnviroVoters since 2012, phone canvassing and emailing members for updates, renewals, and special gifts. Prior to working in the non-profit world, she was a news reporter (both print and radio). She studied social work at Morgan State in Baltimore, and is originally from Atlanta. In her spare time, she moonlights as an event photographer and cat sitter, and enjoys cuddling with her own cat, Moe Barry Jones. Contact Kim at: email@example.com.
Janet has been calling for California Environmental Voters, formerly California League of Conservation Voters, since 1998. Janet has worked with many national nonprofits and was also previously a bookkeeper. She enjoys cooking and museums. Contact Janet at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Media Intern
Tammy has a multidisciplinary background, including over 13 years in Finance and Informational Technology. Her passion is in making a difference by building out the operational foundation, business processes and systems for nonprofits to grow and become financially sustainable. She transitioned from the private sector and co-founded a nonprofit, Conversations for Good, that provides opportunities for ordinary people to help students and job seekers to share about their careers and provide mentorship. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and volunteering. Contact Tammy at: email@example.com.
Chief Executive Officer
Regional Coordinator for the Central Valley
In this role, Charlotte supports the management of our grants portfolio by developing proposals and reports to secure funding for our programs. She is passionate about creating lasting change for our future generations by advancing an inclusive environmental movement. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, Charlotte participated in AmeriCorps’ American Conservation Experience in Arizona, worked at the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ with the development team, and at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center with the residential clean energy team. Charlotte graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Human Services and International Affairs. In her free time, she can be found outdoors hiking, camping, reading at the beach, and traveling. Contact Charlotte at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this role, Elise engages in policy research and supports the Legislative Affairs Manager in advocating for bold climate policy at the state level. In addition to supporting legislative action, Elise participates in state agency processes around climate policies as well as state efforts to advance nature-based solutions to climate change on natural and working lands throughout the state. After attending law school in the Pacific Northwest, Elise returned to her home state of California where she volunteered extensively on local and state climate initiatives. Elise is motivated to work on climate change to tackle air pollution, preserve biodiversity, and ensure everyone has access to nature and greenspace. Contact Elise at: email@example.com.
Local League Coordinator
Erika Guzman Cornejo
Human Resources Generalist
Social Media Manager
Deputy Director, Strategic Growth
Email and Web Senior Manager
Human Resources Generalist
Administration and HR Senior Manager
Development Manager- Annual Giving
Advocacy Partnership Coordinator
Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Director of Philanthropy
Campaigns and Organizing Manager
Mattea works to connect grassroots energy to climate champions and build power in communities that have been historically excluded from the process of policy making and the opportunity to hold their legislators accountable. Mattea is a former Field Director working on electoral races at the local, state, and national level. She graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelors in Environmental Studies, with a focus on the social and political dynamics that have brought us where we are today. Mattea is passionate about storytelling and the arts and studying the way our culture and values are messaged to us from within that space. Contact Mattea at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santiago M. Rodriguez
Legislative Affairs Assistant
Senior Legislative Manager
Melissa represents the organization in Sacramento lobbying for strong environmental policies and working with partner organizations on advancing priority legislation. Her work includes tracking and prioritizing legislation, representing EnviroVoters Ed Fund on a variety of coalitions and networks, working with state legislators and their staff, and being the organization’s voice in the Capitol. Previous to her time at EnviroVoters Ed Fund, Melissa worked with Californians Against Waste on advancing waste reduction and recycling legislation and at Cal State Long Beach, Associated Students Inc. advocating for sustainability and zero waste policies and practices on campus. Melissa’s interest in policy began with an interest in environmental sciences and developed with strong sense of urgency to address the need to shift away from fossil fuel use and other extractive industry practices. Contact Melissa at: email@example.com.
Digital Content Producer
Senior Grants Manager
State Advocacy Coordinator
Kristina von Hoffmann
Political and Organizing Director
Mike Young is EnviroVoters’ Political and Organizing Director. He has nearly two decades of experience working on electoral campaigns and organizing with key political and grassroots community partners to build strategic relationships that have helped both identify and support environmental leaders, as well as hold legislators accountable to their community’s concerns. Mike is a founding board member of the non-profits LA Forward and Black Women for Wellness Action Project. He’s a graduate of Pepperdine University where he earned B.A.s in Political Science and Philosophy, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Contact Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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