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Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Our goal is to use the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world, inspire millions of people to walk that path with us, and show that the time for action is now.

Nikhil Swaminathan | CEO

Natasha Berman | COO


Katherine Bagley | Executive Editor

Tristan Ahtone | Editor at Large

Clayton Aldern | Senior Data Reporter

L.V. Anderson | Senior Editor

Amelia Bates | Senior Designer

Jake Bittle | Staff Writer

Jaime Buerger | Senior Managing Editor

Teresa Chin | Deputy Editor

Matt Craft | Senior Editor

Frida Garza | Staff Writer

Anita Hofschneider | Senior Staff Writer

Ayurella Horn-Muller | Staff Writer

Emily Jones | Regional Reporter, Georgia

Katherine Lanpher | Senior Editor

Matthew McKnight | Senior Editor

Gautama Mehta | Environmental Justice Reporting Fellow

Sachi Kitajima Mulkey | Climate News Reporting Fellow

Jesse Nichols | Video Producer

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco | Regional Reporter, Illinois

Tik Root | Senior Staff Writer

Izzy Ross | Regional Reporter, Great Lakes

Naveena Sadasivam | Senior Staff Writer

Matt Simon | Senior Staff Writer

Chuck Squatriglia | Senior Editor

Taylar Dawn Stagner | Indigenous Affairs Reporting Fellow

Jessica Stahl | Editor, Creative Storytelling

Tory Stephens | Climate Fiction Creative & Brand Partnerships Manager

Zoya Teirstein | Staff Writer

John Thomason | Features Editor

Claire Elise Thompson | Associate Editor

Mia Torres | Editorial Designer

Syris Valentine | Climate Solutions Reporting Fellow

Joseph Winters | Staff Writer

Kate Yoder | Staff Writer

Lylla Younes | Senior Staff Writer

Innovation & Growth

Megan Merrigan | Director, Innovation & Growth

Jason Castro | Product Manager

Lyndsey Gilpin | Senior Manager of Community Engagement

Rachel Glickhouse | Director of Partnerships

Mignon Khargie | Art Director

Justin Ray | Senior Audience Producer


Patrick Schmitt | Director, Development

Jess Alvarado-Lepine | Director, Membership

Alexandra Comer | Development Manager

Jeff Giza-Martin | Salesforce & ESP Administrator

Nicole Foster | Senior Major Gifts Manager

Michelle Thompson | Foundation Relations Officer

Brian Troyer | Senior Manager, Business Development

Operations & Events

Bekah Cardwell | Director, Finance & Operations

Rachel Bouton | Senior Manager, Events

Lisa Jurras-Buchanan | Director, Content Operations

MJ Mendoza | Senior HR Manager

Lydia Middleton | Special Assistant to the CEO

The Uproot Project

Lucia Priselac | Director, The Uproot Project

Nora O’Brien | Operations Associate

Sofia Prado Huggins | Project and Social Media Manager

Board of Directors

John Alderman 

Trenton Allen | Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Sustainable Capital Advisors

Dana Bourland | Senior Vice President, Learning and Innovation, JPB Foundation

Susan Chira | Editor-in-Chief, the Marshall Project

Michelle DePass | President, DePass Paulson Advisors

Chip Giller | Founder, Grist

C’Ardiss Gardner Gleser | Philanthropy Consultant, Black Ivy Collective

Kristen Grimm | Founder and Strategist, Spitfire Strategies

Elise Hu | Co-founder, Reasonable Volume

Susan L. Kaufman | Susan L. Kaufman Consulting

Max Moinian | Founder, Future Earth Foundation

Donna Moodie | CIO / EcoDistrict Executive Director, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Rachel Morello-Frosch | Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management &
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Julian Brave NoiseCat | Writer

Kavita N. Ramdas | Richard von Weisäcker Fellow, Bosch Academy

Nathaniel Smith | Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity

Nikhil Swaminathan | CEO, Grist

John Vechey | Pluto VR & PopCap Games

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw | University of Washington


Gino Borland | Product Manager, CarbonQuest

Don Chen | President, Surdna Foundation

Bill McKibben | Author & Activist

Wendy Schmidt | President, Schmidt Family Foundation

Eugene Mirman | Writer & Comedian

Dr. Benjamin Strauss | CEO & Chief Scientist, Climate Central


Chip Giller | Founder, Grist