NATALIE UNTERSTELL (MC-MPA’16) | Co-Chair and Finance lead
Natalie Unterstell is a Master on Public Administration candidate at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Natalie has worked in the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency, in the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, in the Government of Amazonas and in the Instituto Socioambiental. She has been a member of the Government of Brazil’s negotiation team at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and also acted as a civil society’s observer to negotiations before that. Her research work deals with the economic analysis of climate change impacts and related adaptation strategies. She is a currently a Louis M. Bacon Environmental Leadership fellow of the Center of Public Leadership at Harvard.
SHAUNA THEEL (MPP’17) | Co-Chair and Comms lead
Shauna B. Theel was formerly the Climate and Energy Program Director at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit, web-based media watchdog. There, she was editor for all energy and environment work and managed long term projects capturing data on the amount and nature of media coverage on climate change and clean energy. The Senate Climate Action Task Force met with the broadcast network heads over a study she had conceived of and overseen on their climate coverage The Sunday shows subsequently covered climate change more in one day than they had in the last three years combined. After this position, she served as Deputy Director, Digital Media at American Wind Energy Association, the trade association for the U.S. wind industry. In this role, she coordinated blogs, op-eds, letters to the editor and developed the organization’s social media strategy. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley.
TOMÁS INSUA (MPA’16) | Co-Chair
Tomás is a Fulbright Scholar and Master in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the Global Coordinator and Co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, where he spearheaded the mobilization of almost 1 million Catholics to join the climate movement ahead of COP21. Tomás also served in the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) doing comms and political outreach for the COP21, he worked as a marketeer with Google in Buenos Aires and Singapore, and he co-founded a nonprofit doing social justice work in the slums of Buenos Aires. At Harvard he participates in the Divest Harvard movement and has engaged in peaceful civil disobedience actions to urge the Harvard Corporation to divest its endowment from fossil fuel corporations. He is from Argentina and lives in Boston with his wife Vicky.
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