As the Director of ClimatePlan, Chanell works with network partners on state and regional policy to help California communities become more healthy, equitable, and sustainable. Previously, as the organization’s Associate Director, Chanell led ClimatePlan’s policy campaigns. Prior to that, as Senior California Policy Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Chanell worked with state agencies and the state legislature to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially in lower-income communities throughout California. Prior to that, Chanell was ClimatePlan’s Policy and Engagement Manager, supporting our statewide network and helping lead state and regional campaigns on transportation funding and regional planning. Chanell began her career as an intern in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, analyzing the federal transportation bill, MAP-21, connecting it to states’ performance and funding needs. Chanell received her Masters in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and studied history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Regional Engagement Coordinator
Christopher supports ClimatePlan staff and partners and manages network meetings. Christopher was previously the executive assistant and board liaison for TransForm, which promotes excellent transportation choices for all Californians. There, Christopher supported strategic planning, board recruitment, and provided logistical and administrative support. Christopher has worked on several urban planning, conservation, and transportation projects, doing everything from GIS analysis to event logistics. Christopher earned a graduate certificate in environmental planning at Humboldt State University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree. He is based in our Sacramento office.