Laura has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Prior to working at WSPR, Laura directed programs for two national nonprofit organizations based in Seattle. She is a primary author on over 20 sustainability curriculum publications, including a full-length high school textbook on sustainability challenges and solutions. Laura spent several years as a science and global issues educator, teaching undergraduate labs, high school and middle school courses. She holds a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and a bachelor’s in ecology and society from Hendrix College.
Lilly Adams | Security Program Organizer
Lilly coordinates WPSR’s nuclear arms abolition campaign, working to build a state-wide coalition, engage with elected officials, and promote education and awareness of this issue. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Society and Environment and is passionate about promoting environmental and social justice through community organizing. Lilly has worked as a community organizer with groups including CALPIRG, Food & Water Watch, Students Against Fracking, and Corporate Accountability International. She completed a year-long training program with Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing.
Sarah Cornett | Climate Program Organizer
Sarah organizes WPSR's Climate Program, representing members in Washington coalitions to advocate for clean energy and environmental justice. Her organizing background includes a progressive political campaign in rural Missouri and food access movements. She's also worked for her hometown NPR station. Sarah comes to WPSR from St. Louis, where she received public policy and organizing training through a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. She studied History at Whitman College in Walla Walla and edited its student newspaper.
Sierra Price | Operations Coordinator
Sierra is streamlining operations and technology to better serve the staff, supporters, and volunteers of WPSR. She is a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, with a minor in Global Health. Sierra is passionate about improving human health through policy advocacy and community engagement. While her background includes administrative work, she has also been involved in state-wide leadership initiatives and volunteered with local organizations such as UW’s Relay for Life.
Heather Kovar | Economic Inequity & Health Program Intern
Heather will be working to develop the Economic Inequity and Health program at WPSR. She recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. Heather has various experiences in public health and social service systems. As a result she has become increasingly aware of socioeconomic determinants of health both in her local community and globally. Some of these experiences include volunteering at Country Doctor Community Clinic, working with local and international doctors to set up a clinic in rural Panama, completing a health inequities fellowship in San Diego, working as a legal intern at NWIRP and interning at a level one trauma center.
Jade Lauw | Intern
Jade will be working with the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons coalition to build their online presence. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, majoring in political science and minoring in anthropology, environmental science, and philosophy. Her focus is on policy analysis, and the political and environmental aspects of nuclear weapons. Jade is the Vice President of Beyond the Bomb at UW, where she actively participates in the grassroots movement to condemn the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons. Jade is also a fellow for Our Climate, working on the "Put a Price on It" campaign to adopt a carbon tax in Washington state. The revenue derived from the bill would support green-energy job transitions, environmental education, and indigenous people who are most effected by climate change.
Marcelle Zoughbi | Security Program Intern
Marcelle is in her final year of the Masters in Global Affairs (with a concentration in International Peace Studies) program at the University of Notre Dame. Her interests lie in international politics and in advocating for nuclear disarmament. Marcelle’s previous work experience includes advocating for human rights, conducting intercultural workshops and organizing inter-religious dialogue. She has also helped organize trips to and from Palestine. While obtaining her Bachelor's at Goshen College in English, History and Education, Marcelle organized several awareness campaigns of the Palestinian plight for peace and justice.
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