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Carey Knecht, Director

CareyKnecht_photo_loAs the Director of ClimatePlan, Carey works with network partners on state and regional policy to help California communities become more healthy, equitable, and sustainable. Before joining ClimatePlan, Carey served as Policy Director at Greenbelt Alliance, an advocacy group that promotes inclusive, climate-friendly cities and healthy natural areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, she led the research for Grow Smart Bay Area. 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.

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Jackie Cole, Program Associate

1625539_10100413160919029_1733647853_nJackie supports ClimatePlan staff and partners, manages network meetings, and writes ClimatePlan’s popular Weekly email. Jackie previously was the office manager and event coordinator at EcoConsult, a government affairs, strategy, and environmental advocacy firm. She continues to manage their environmental health and sustainability conferences. Jackie is based in Sacramento, where she studies sociology at Sacramento State University and will graduate in spring 2016.

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