Who We Are


Page Atcheson Matilsky, Executive Director


Page Atcheson, Executive Director, has been a climate advocate for six years. She co-founded a statewide 350.org chapter while earning an environmental studies honors degree from the University of Vermont, and then moved to Montana to organize for the Northern Plains Resource Council. After serving as Oregon Climate's deputy director, Page recently managed field efforts for a statewide legislative campaign, where she recruited and coordinated a team of 30 organizations to build strong and diverse grassroots support for comprehensive climate policy. She recently returned to Our Climate to direct the organization's national expansion. Page can be reached at page@ourclimate.us.

Camila Thorndike, Campaign Co-Director


Camila Thorndike has been an environmental advocate and social entrepreneur for 10 years. At Whitman College she led the largest campus club and founded a tri-college leadership network. After graduating with honors in 2010, Camila directed outreach for a regional urban planning project in Arizona; advanced green jobs for the mayor of D.C.; worked at the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution; and co-founded COAL, a nationwide musical theater project about fossil fuels. She is a Udall Scholar, Fellow of the Center for Diversity and the Environment, Sitka Fellow, Mic50 Awardee, and member of the 2016 class of the Young Climate Leaders Network. Camila can be reached at camila@ourclimate.us. 

Cassidy Jones, Program Director 


Cassidy Jones is Our Climate’s Program Director. She develops and maintains the Our Climate Leadership Development program, builds partner relationships, and cultivates an inventory of educational tools for climate policy advocates across the country. Cassidy’s passion for the fight against climate change has taken many forms. She assisted in a federal environmental depredation trial, studied greenhouse gas emissions in the Columbia River Gorge, taught children organic farming methods, and served as a fellow for Oregon Climate in 2015. A recent graduate of Knox College, she holds degrees in Environmental Studies and International Relations. Cassidy can be reached at cassidy@ourclimate.us.

Tom Erb, National Field Organizer


Tom Erb is the National Field Organizer for the Put A Price On It Campaign and is based out of Claremont, CA. He is a junior at Pomona College and studies Public Policy Analysis and Politics. Prior to joining the campaign, Erb was the Congressional Liaison for the #4Billion4Us campaign, a communications intern for Congressman Eric Swalwell, a climate intern for United States Senator Brian Schatz and the Co-President of a carbon pricing campaign at the Claremont Colleges. He has spoken on behalf of climate activism in the National Geographic Documentary Series, Years of Living Dangerously, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and at the World Bank Digital Media Zone. In April of 2017, he will be the Youth Spokesman at the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition's High Level Assembly. He is from San Diego, CA. Tom can be reached at tom@ourclimate.us.

Sarah Fadem, Northeast Field Organizer


Sarah is currently taking time off their undergraduate degree at Bennington College in southern Vermont to work as Our Climate’s Northeast Field Organizer. After starting as a fellow with OC in the fall of 2016, Sarah moved into a part-time role in VT, and now works full-time with their millennial, all-femme leadership team. Sarah also sits on the leadership board of Vermont Student Power Network where they organize for large-scale art installations and serve as liaison between college students and environmental organizations across VT and nationally. Their main inquiry revolves around how personal connection can make us better activists. As a thread through all of Sarah's endeavors, they explore how compassion can be an engine for social change. With their free time Sarah roller-skates, makes pottery and collects rocks and dead insects.

sarah@ourclimate.us 408-410-5272

Emily Martin, Northwest Field Organizer


Emily graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2016 where she focused on environmental justice and policy. During her time there she worked as a food sustainability intern, a computer tech at Evergreen's library, a customer service representative at Olympia's Farmers Market, and as an organizer for Thurston County's "Waste Less Food" Campaign. She moved from Olympia to Seattle in 2017 to participate in the Justice Leadership Program where she worked at Earth Ministry, a nonprofit that aims to mobilize the faith community for equitable climate policy. She's excited to join the team as an organizer. Emily can be reached at emily@ourclimate.us.

Nicole Crescimanno, New York Field Organizer


Nicole Crescimanno is an organizer, connector, and artist who is deeply concerned about climate change. She recently joined Our Climate as the New York State Lead. Nicole is working to organize students and provide leadership development to millennials throughout New York State in order to build support for strong & equitable carbon pricing legislation. Nicole also co-leads the NYC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is a Carbon Pricing Outreach Fellow with MIT’s Climate Co-Lab, a Young Climate Leaders Network Fellow, a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, and a Producer for the web-series Climate Countdown. Nicole has her M.A. in Climate & Society from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Environmental Studies & Studio Arts from Stonehill College. In her spare time, Nicole likes to make art, rock climb, hike, and cook vegan food for family & friends.

Licia Sahagun, Capacity-Building Consultant


After relocating to Portland from the Chicago area in 2015, Licia joined our staff as the Program Director, leading efforts in our Salmon on the Square and Youth Lobby Day events. In 2016 she joined the Board of Directors and served as Board President while pursuing a Masters of Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. Licia now works with Our Climate as a capacity-building consultant, bringing 10 years of nonprofit experience to the team as a former and current Board and Advisory Board member, Executive Director, and consultant to several nonprofit organizations. She is currently assisting our organization build internal capacity to better track and build upon campaign wins and organizational successes. 

Carri Cullen, MA Arts Organizer


Carrie Cullen is a junior at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts studying visual media arts and environmental studies. With a concentration in documentary production, she is dedicated to creating socially and politically conscious works of nonfiction and raising awareness through imagery. She strongly believes in the accessibility of art as a medium for activism and hopes to use her training in visual storytelling to educate and motivate those around her. After a semester as an Our Climate fellow, she has transitioned into the role of Massachusetts Student Art Organizer to help facilitate the upcoming carbon pricing art event in Boston. When not cutting cardboard tiles for the cod mosaic she spends her time deep in the woods filming clouds, playing cello, working at the Emerson Office of Sustainability, and volunteering on farms. Carrie is so excited to be involved in the carbon pricing movement and cannot wait to see the great work that will be done within this campaign! She can be reached at Carrie@ourclimate.us. 

Sabrina Melendez, Northwest Student Summit Organizer


Sabrina Melendez is a queer Puerto Rican poet activist who was born in El Paso, Texas. After graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy boarding school in California, Sabrina served for two years in Americorps, traveling the country and working for a variety of non-profit organizations such as food pantries, community gardens, and a wolf sanctuary. They became a certified wildland firefighter in Colorado, and worked as a year-long tutor and mentor for fifth grade students on the South Side of Chicago. Sabrina now studies The Imagination and Implementation of Post-Neoliberal Futures at Bennington College. Sabrina has served on the leadership board of Vermont Student Power Network and has canvassed with VPIRG on environmental policy. Sabrina believes that art is the most powerful form of resistance against capitalism, and against climate change, which is the extreme ecological byproduct of capitalism.