Abby has a diverse background in environmental & social justice organizations. She is an elected delegate of the John Muir Sierra Club Executive Committee, where she serves on the Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Personnel Committee, and works on the Beyond Coal team. In 2018, Abby was the winner of the Wildflower Award for her efforts in mentoring new and existing activists, strategic thinking, and for bringing a warm, and welcoming attitude to her leadership roles. Abby received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with a certificate in Environmental Studies from the UW- Madison in 2017. Throughout college, Abby was the Co-Chair of both REthink Wisconsin and Students for Social Welfare, and served on the former Student Sustainability Council (now CLEAN). Abby has previously been employed by UW-Madison as an Associate Research Specialist studying pollinators and integrated pest management, to reduce pesticide use in agriculture. Abby also works as the Communications Specialist of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. As Executive Director, Abby oversees our workgroups and projects, guides strategic development and member empowerment, manages finances and fundraising, and completes communication and outreach tasks.
Social Media & Communications Intern
Allison has strong interests in progressive politics and is pursuing her Bachelors of Arts in Government and Spanish at Smith College. For the past two summers, she has worked as a Legislative Intern in the office of Rep. Shelia Stubbs. At school, she works as a House Community Advisor, serving as a point person for residential students, in addition to designing community programming. She is also actively involved in Smith’s Democratic organization, serving as the treasurer and working to increase voter registration on the Smith Campus. In summer 2017, she served as a Community Engagement Fellow for Organizing for Action, bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking in Wisconsin. She is very excited to develop her social media skills and learn about the intersection of climate, health, and social justice through her work with WHPCA.