meet our team 

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Director, Project Climate, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Ken spent eight years as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council, focusing on climate, environment, and land use issues. 


Ken was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, He led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. 

Tel: 510-590-7763

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Program Manager, GrizzlyCorps

Eliza joined GrizzlyCorps in early 2020 to support in the design, development and launch of the program. In her current role, Eliza provides direction for the operation, strategy and growth of GrizzlyCorps. Eliza additionally provides direct support to our host sites and is the main contact for all prospective partners.

Eliza has worked in the nonprofit sector for the majority of her career in a range of roles, including nonprofit operations and outdoor education. In her previous role, she worked for a youth development nonprofit where she played a key role in advancing capacity building functions while working with staff, AmeriCorps members, external partners, donors, and volunteers to create and grow a sustainable and well-organized community-based organization.

Eliza holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Puget Sound. She is passionate about engaging young adults in service, civic action, and the environment.

tel: (510) 394-4089

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Program Coordinator, GrizzlyCorps

Hoping to translate theory into policy and practice, Michelle’s experience revolves around working directly with traditionally underserved individuals and communities of color to bridge the gap between lived experiences and policy. As a former member of AmeriCorps NCCC, she worked around the country working in dedicated pursuit of localized projects with focuses on urban development, environmental conservation, disaster relief, and food insecurity in rural areas. Michelle has also spent time in Human Resources at the Department of Defense and has experience in social work at a small non-profit, which subsequently trained her in crisis de-escalation, conflict mediation, and trauma-informed care.

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Stephanie Sun

Program Administrator, GrizzlyCorps

Passionate about serving diverse and marginalized communities, Stephanie has dedicated much of her time to community organizing and increasing access to higher education. Her experience comes from working with education nonprofits and other organizations to empower youth voices and foster communities for students of color. Besides her work with CLEE, Stephanie also helps out with the 1990 Institute, a nonprofit that aims to inform students and teachers about Asian American issues and US-China relations. She previously served as a fellow in another AmeriCorps program, JusticeCorps, where she was able to provide legal services for community members in Contra Costa county.