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 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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Director, 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 & Service Learning Project Manager, GrizzlyCorps

Michelle joined the GrizzlyCorps team in fall of 2020 and supports overall programmatic growth, day-to-day functions, and leads all communications & design. She maintains relationships with all fellows, oversees event planning, and facilitates GrizzlyCorps' internal training curriculum.

Hoping to translate theory into policy and practice, Michelle’s prior 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 service 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.



Program Administrator, GrizzlyCorps

Jasmine joined the GrizzlyCorps team in 2022 after serving as a GrizzlyCorps fellow at Pie Ranch. She handles day-to-day administrative operations at GrizzlyCorps.

Jasmine graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Management. She brings her experience as a fellow in the program and passion for environmental health, community engagement through nonprofit work, and creating sustainable food systems.


At Pie Ranch, Jasmine supported the Cascade Regenerator Program, a program designed to support emerging and underresourced farmers build sustainable land-based businesses. She worked on creating an environmental stewardship plan for the ranch, education and outreach, fire recovery and planning projects, and supporting Pie Ranch’s partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Land Trust. Jasmine also worked with the Santa Cruz County Environmental Health department to aid in the fire recovery efforts following the devastating CZU Complex Fires of August 2020.

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