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Autumn Bernstein, Director
Autumn is the founding Director of ClimatePlan and leads the organization’s statewide campaigns and coalition-building efforts.  She previously worked for Greenbelt Alliance and Sierra Nevada Alliance, where she led grassroots campaigns to advance sustainable urban planning, promote transit, build affordable housing, and protect natural resource lands throughout California.  Autumn graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Conservation Biology.  In 2010 she completed a fellowship with the German Marshall Fund’s Urban & Regional Policy Program, where she evaluated the success of regional sustainability initiatives in Italy, France and Germany. She is a fourth-generation Californian and lives in Oakland.
Email:  autumn “AT” climateplan “DOT” org


Carey Knecht, Associate Director

As the Associate Director for ClimatePlan, Carey works to increase the size and strength of its statewide network and mobilize coalition partners around key policy debates.  Before joining ClimatePlan, Carey served as Policy Director at Greenbelt Alliance, an advocacy group that promotes inclusive, climate-friendly cities and healthy natural areas across the diverse San Francisco Bay Area.  There, she led the Grow Smart Bay Area research, served as the advocate on selected campaigns, and provided policy support for campaigns and campaign prioritization. She has researched and/or written six reports on city planning and land use. Carey received a Masters in City Planning from U.C. Berkeley and studied environmental biology at Yale University. She is on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
Email:  carey “AT” climateplan “DOT” org


Chanell Fletcher, Policy Coordinator

Chanell supports ClimatePlan’s statewide campaigns by monitoring and tracking current issues, legislation, and state policy related to SB 375.  She also oversees ClimatePlan projects to track SCS implementation in key regions.  Recently, Chanell was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s internship program where she worked in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation analyzing the new transportation bill, MAP-21, and how it connects to states’ performance measures and overall funding needs.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University California, Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in public administration from San Francisco State University.
Email:  chanell “AT” climateplan “DOT” org




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