Staff Profiles

Nailah Pope Harden

Nailah Pope Harden

Executive Director

Nailah manages ClimatePlan's state policy campaigns to achieve ClimatePlan's vision for a healthier, more equitable California. Nailah mobilizes partner organizations, provides analysis on policy, state investments, and legislation, and builds strong relationships with state agencies and key decision-makers. She comes to the position with years of community organizing experience that spans regional, state and national environmental justice campaigns. She advocates for equity, inclusion, and authenticity in all spaces. Of all the campaigns Nailah has been a part of the neighborhood ones are always the ones that bring the most fulfillment. In her free time, Nailah is an avid traveler but also enjoys quiet time with her son in South Sacramento.

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Nicole Cheng

Policy Assistant

As a policy assistant, Nicole will continue supporting ClimatePlan with their transportation work. Nicole has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, she worked on community engagement projects surrounding food insecurity in Colorado. Nicole is passionate about having conversations, listening, and collaborating on solutions to the complex issues that intersect equity, environment, and public health.


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