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Statewide Leaders
Craig Altemose
Born and raised in Morris Plains, NJ, Craig headed for the warmth of Florida to attend Eckerd College, where he studied International Relations and Global Affairs. While there, Craig was primarily involved in issues of peace and social justice, labor rights, democratic reform and civic participation, and international equity.  Upon graduation, he recognized that global climatic disruption poses the single greatest threat to all of these issues. Craig is now a graduate student at Harvard University, in his fourth and final year of a joint law and policy degree between Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  He has held climate leadership roles on the campus, state, and national levels.

Boston Regional Leaders

Boston Campaign Coordinator

Nick Dahlberg
Originally from Sparta, New Jersey, Nick Dahlberg is a senior at Boston University pursuing majors in both Environmental Analysis and Policy and International Relations, as well as a minor in Russian.  Nick has been involved with Massachusetts Power Shift since September of 2008 and is currently serving as the Boston Regional Campaign Coordinator.  In the future, he plans to attend graduate school to study economics and sustainable development, ideally with a focus on integrating innovative clean technologies into emerging economies.

Policy Coordinator
Todd Mooring

Todd Mooring is a junior at MIT, studying physics. He has been following the climate issue since high school, and decided in spring 2008 that it was time to get personally involved in solving the problem. By coincidence, Todd was invited to a MAPS meeting in early fall 2008 and has been involved ever since. He helped organize MAPS’ spring 2009 Repower America Rally and did some press release writing. Todd finds the actual science of climate change quite fascinating, even though some of it has frightening implications for our future.

Boston Recruitment Coordinator
Dominique McCadden
Dominique McCadden grew up on Long Island, NY in family of 7 (including her dog) before venturing off to Northeastern University in Boston for college.  After taking an Environmental Sociology class with Danny Faber she realized that her path in life was set and declared a major in Sociology, a minor in Environmental Studies, and got involved with the energy and environmental student group on campus, the Husky Energy Action Team (HEAT).  She proceeded to hold leadership positions in HEAT including Director of Events and Executive Director.  Dominique is now going into her fourth year at Northeastern and is currently on co-op with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, working on outreach and recruitment.  Some of Dominique's favorite things include watching entire seasons of Friends, 24, and the West Wing in one sitting,  running along the Charles, and eating ridiculous amounts of curry!

Fundraising Co-Coordinators
Sam Akiha
Originally from Oakland, California, Sam Akiha is currently a junior at Boston University studying marine biology and earth science. She has been involved with MAPS since early 2008 when she helped in planning the first MAPS conference at BU. She is excited for The Leadership Campaign as well as her three weeks at sea studying Caribbean oceanography.

Boston & New Media Coordinator
Dan Abrams
Dan Abrams is a 4th year student at Northeastern University majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Urban Studies. This semester, however, he is doing his second co-op at Second Nature, the organization that leads the Presidents Climate Commitment. As Boston Media Coordinator for MAPS, Dan is responsible for supporting all campus media coordinators in Boston and working with the press (city-wide and national press). As New Media Coordinator, he manages all online and video media. When not saving the world, Dan enjoys wearing bright colors, perusing garage sales, and grocery shopping.

John Beatty

John Beatty is a junior at Harvard Universoty and is studying economics. John grew up in the Connecticut panhandle and went to school across the border in New York. He enrolled in Harvard after a year working in El Salvador and Australia and jumped into planning the Massachusetts Power Shift conference in 2007. He's been fighting climate change ever since.

Boston Community Outreach Coordinator
Sally Sharrow 
Sally Sharrow is a Tufts University junior from Cincinnati, OH, majoring in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies. She spent her summer biking around the state with and being inspired by her Mass Climate Summer team and is excited to reach out to any and all community groups as Boston Community Outreach Coordinator. You can usually find her at a concert or sewing something in her school's craft center.

Materials Coordinator
Katie Chin
Katie Chin, 18, is a student at Boston College home grown in the corn fields of Columbus, Ohio. She attempts to learn about marketing and philosophy while at school. She spends most of her time in an aquatic state swimming for her college team or trying to find enlightenment on her yoga mat. You will often find her with paint on her fingers, arms, face, and other miscellaneous limbs.

Western Massachusetts Regional Leaders
Western Massachusetts Campaign Coordinator
Katie MacDonald

Katie MacDonald is a sophomore at UMass Amherst where she is an environmental science major. Katie got involved with MAPS in 2007 and worked on the recruitment team planning for the Massachusetts Power Shift Spring 2008 Conference. She was the founder and president of her high school eco-action club for four years, and she served on numerous town committees as an advocate for sustainable policy in her district.

New Schools Recruitment Coordinator
Sophia Wen
Sophia is currently a Sophomore at Harvard University, concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy. She is also involved in the campus Environmental Action Committee, and Harvard's GHG Student Advisory board as well. Very interested in the human impact of climate change as we see it. Sophia enjoys listening to detailed conversations about social justice and morality. She is now working on state-wide recruitment of new schools.

Western Massachusetts Recruitment Coordinator
Leila Quinn

A member of the Mount Holyoke College class of 2012 and is majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in conservation biology. She is a campus Eco Rep and a member of the Environmental Action Coalition. She also loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and is the secretary for the team. Also a lover of photography and tap dance!

High Schools Recruitment Coordinator
Heather Bulis
Heather Bulis is currently a Senior at Westfield State College majoring in English and secondary education. She hopes to use her role as high school coordinator to bridge her two passions: finding solutions to climate change and teaching. Heather is also the Chapter Chairperson of the Westfield MassPirg Chapter and knows that if we work together we can find solutions to any issue that faces us.

Western Massachusetts Media Coordinator

Sam Rubin

Sam Rubin is the Western Massachusetts Regional Media Coordinator.
Sam hails from the hamlet of Chepachet, Rhode Island. He is currently taking a break from formalized academics in order to ensure that he gets a real education.

Climate Summer Coordinator
Jay O'Hara
Jay is a native of Cape Cod and a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  Jay began his environment work in a much less hopeful time, working for the League of Conservation Voter's Environmental Victory Project during the 2004 election in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Jay grounded himself in the natural world by thru-hiking the entire Appalachian Trail shorly before moving to Washington, DC in 2005 to work for the Friends Committee on National Legislation.  Needing to feel more connected to the land, Jay returned to Cape Cod in 2008 and helped organize the lobby day portion of the Massachusetts Power Shift conference.  As Climate Summer Coordinator, Jay is passionate about connecting people with place and putting our values into everyday action.

Western Massachusetts Community Outreach Coordinator

Martha Pskowski

Martha Pskowski is a first year at Hampshire College in Amherst. She hails from Washington, DC, land of organizers, and is excited to get to work in Massachusetts. She is the Campus Coordinator at Hampshire and also the Community Outreach Coordinator for Western Mass. In addition to environmental issues, she is interested in economics and languages. Martha is known to knit compulsively in her spare time. Her favorite way to enjoy nature is on a bike or running in the woods.


Worcester Regional Leaders

Worcester Campaign Coordinator

Emily Schweitzer

Raised in Northampton, Massachusetts, Emily is a junior at Clark University in Worcester, MA, studying global environmental studies and government. Connecting issues of sustainability and social justice with politics is where her main interests lie. Upon participating in Massachusetts Climate Summer (2009) she was introduced to MAPS and is now the Worcester Campaign Coordinator. Outside of the organization, Emily plays on the womenÙs tennis team at Clark and has started an Eco-Rep program on campus.


Worcester Recruitment Coordinator
Lizzie Rubenstein

Lizzie Rubenstein is a sophomore at Clark University who was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Her environmental involvement began in high school, when she set up the school’s first recycling program. Lizzie has been actively involved in Clark’s environmental club, and is a part of the first Eco-Rep program. This is her first time working with MAPS and couldn’t be happier!