Regional Fellowships

Regional fellows help recruit and support campus leaders, and work with regional coordinators to bring students to CCL’s regional conferences in each of our ten regions. Regional fellows receive a stipend of $1000 per year. Applicants should have experience as a campus leader, intern, or actively participated with a local chapter. Fellowships are for one year and the preferred start date is July.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please fill out this form to apply. 

 

2019 Regional Fellows

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Chris Gaynor

Chris is our Northeast Regional Fellow! He was selected to serve in Tanzania as a Crop Extension Volunteer in the Peace Corps. He had the privilege to integrate in a rural village and appreciate the value of ones relationship with the land, where he learned how fragile the subsistence farming life is for a typical villager. He recognized that as climate change causes more extreme conditions, unsupported individuals will be displaced, separated, isolated and even radicalized, seeking drastic measures to be seen or heard at a global platform. His desire for social equity is what brought me toward climate issues. It acted as a motivator to pursue a Master's in Sustainable Development and Climate Change Antioch University. He co-leads the CCL Chapter there with Jacques Kenjio. Contact: Christopher.gaynor@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Kelsey Grant

Kelsey is our Wild West Regional Fellow! She is a pre-law student double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Leadership Studies and Social Innovation, is the leader and founder of the University of Colorado-Boulder chapter. She is also a member of the Boulder Chapter Steering Committee. Kelsey joined CCL in January 2019 when she discovered Citizens’ Climate Lobby through her church, where she co-founded an environmental ministry and the Climate Change Committee, teaches about environmental stewardship as a Sunday School teacher, and organized youth-led worship services dedicated to climate action. Contact: Kelsey.grant@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Destiny Loyd

Destiny is our Southeast Regional Fellow! Destiny has been a volunteer with CCL since December 2016. She got her start volunteering with the Athens, GA CCL Chapter, and later took on the role as liaison for her district. She has also worked as the Legislative Fellow in CCL's D.C. office. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor's in International Affairs and a master's in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. Contact: destiny.loyd@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Jaclynne Polcino

Jaclynne is our Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellow! She graduated this May from Stockton University in New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in marine science, concentrating in oceanography and minoring in dance. In her studies, it was clear that global human behaviors were responsible for sea level rise, more intense and frequent hurricanes, and ecosystem collapse, which sparked her climate change activism. She began getting involved with Citizens’ Climate Lobby a year and a half ago and was involved as a campus leader. She is now a co-chair of her local chapter. Contact: jaclynee.polcino@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Princella Talley

Princella is our Third Coast Regional Fellow! She is a CCL Diversity Outreach Coordinator and the group leader for the Alexandria, LA chapter. She is also part of the Louisiana Food Fellows, a statewide food leadership initiative focused on building stronger communities through local food systems. She runs the content creation service OneGreen Society, providing ghostwritten articles and blogs posts to raise environmental awareness on technology-focused websites. She fuses an informal style of networking and agricultural awareness to start climate conversations in her community. Contact: princella.talley@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Sebastian Walter Young

Sebastian is our California Regional Fellow! He is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in both physics and law at the University of Southern California. He has been volunteering with CCL since June of 2017, where he began coordinating outreach activities and participating in lobby event for the Los Angeles CCL chapter. Since then, he has joined the campus leader program and started organizing at USC. Contact: Sebastian.young@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Jess Wilber

Jess is our Great Lakes Regional Fellow! She is a third year student at Oberlin College with a double-major in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies and a double-minor in Politics and Arabic. She is also a musician, equestrian, poet, and artist. When she heard about CCL’s Campus Leaders program in February of 2018, she jumped right in. She founded the Oberlin College CCL Chapter, or OCCL, and worked with the local chapter to get the Oberlin City Council to pass a resolution endorsing Carbon Fee and Dividend. She also got the same endorsement from the Oberlin College Sustainability Committee and President Carmen Ambar later that year. She also works with Brett Cease to create and maintain new and existing CCL volunteer training resources. Contact: Jess.wilber@citizensclimatelobby.org