Meet the Climable.org Team

Climable.org is made up of Boston based students, climate activists, and experienced community leaders. Our interns are supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Internship program. 

 
  Hometown:  Irving, Texas  Favorite Book:   Americanah  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Favorite place in Boston:  The Mount Auburn Cemetery

Hometown: Irving, Texas
Favorite Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Favorite place in Boston: The Mount Auburn Cemetery

Jean Ann Ramey

Executive Director

Jean Ann Ramey is founder and executive director of Climable.org, where she directs and supports projects focused on the impacts of energy use and climate change. She is also a co-founder of the energy and environmental consulting firm Synapse Energy Economics. At Synapse, Ms. Ramey organized the development and achievement of current and long-term organization goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; advised in facilities and business management functions; and consulted on issues within the electric industry, with particular attention on public health and consumer education. Her professional experience also includes working as an economist in the Electric Power Division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and as an analyst at Tellus Institute.

Ms. Ramey holds an MA in Energy and Environmental Studies from Boston University, and a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma. She spent a summer studying climate change at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and has taken courses at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

Staff

 Andrew Grandahl,  Research Intern    Education:  Eastman School of Music, The Glenn Gould School '12  Hometown:  West Simsbury, Connecticut  Best thing you've read recently:   Debt: The First 5,000 Years  by David Graeber  Favorite place in Boston:  Beacon Hill

Andrew Grandahl, Research Intern

Education: Eastman School of Music, The Glenn Gould School '12
Hometown: West Simsbury, Connecticut
Best thing you've read recently: Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
Favorite place in Boston: Beacon Hill

 Jen Stevenson,  Director of Research & Operations    Education:  Master of Design Studies, Boston Architectural College '16 and B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology & Spanish, Middlebury College '03  Hometown:  Vassalboro, Maine  Best thing you've read recently:   Cadillac Desert  by Marc Reisner  Favorite place in Boston:  Harbor Islands

Jen Stevenson, Director of Research & Operations

Education: Master of Design Studies, Boston Architectural College '16 and B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology & Spanish, Middlebury College '03
Hometown: Vassalboro, Maine
Best thing you've read recently: Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner
Favorite place in Boston: Harbor Islands

 Kyle Schultz,  Research Intern    Education:  B.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Boston University '19,   Hometown:  Atlanta, GA  Best thing you've read recently:   The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw  by Bruce Barcott  Favorite place in Boston:  Copley Square

Kyle Schultz, Research Intern

Education: B.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Boston University '19,
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Best thing you've read recently: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott
Favorite place in Boston: Copley Square

 Emma Hibbard,  Research Intern    Education:  B.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst '18  Hometown:  Boxford, Massachusetts  Best thing you've read recently:   Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery  by Caren Cooper  Favorite place in Boston:  Charles River Esplanade

Emma Hibbard, Research Intern

Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst '18
Hometown: Boxford, Massachusetts
Best thing you've read recently: Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery by Caren Cooper
Favorite place in Boston: Charles River Esplanade

 Belle Zhang,  Electrical Engineering Intern    Education:  B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Boston University ‘19  Hometown:  West Orange, New Jersey  Best thing you've read recently:   What We Owe to Each Other  by T.M Scanlon  Favorite place in Boston:  Corey Hill Outlook

Belle Zhang, Electrical Engineering Intern

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Boston University ‘19
Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey
Best thing you've read recently: What We Owe to Each Other by T.M Scanlon
Favorite place in Boston: Corey Hill Outlook

 
 

Contributors

 Isabel Baird   Education:  Environmental Studies & International Affairs, Northeastern University '19  Hometown:  Madison, Connecticut  Favorite Climable Project:  Exploring solar energy with The Farm School

Isabel Baird

Education: Environmental Studies & International Affairs, Northeastern University '19
Hometown: Madison, Connecticut
Favorite Climable Project: Exploring solar energy with The Farm School

 
 Kael Randall   Education:  Visual Media Arts, Emerson College '19  Hometown:  Portsmouth, NH  Favorite Climable Project:  Working on Good News Minute videos

Kael Randall

Education: Visual Media Arts, Emerson College '19
Hometown: Portsmouth, NH
Favorite Climable Project: Working on Good News Minute videos

 
 Hannah Stewart   Education:  Environmental Studies & Health: Science, Society, & Policy, Brandeis University '18   Hometown:  Plainview, New York

Hannah Stewart

Education: Environmental Studies & Health: Science, Society, & Policy, Brandeis University '18
Hometown:
Plainview, New York

 Sika Gadzanku   Education:  Technology & Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Hometown:  Accra, Ghana  Favorite Climable Project:  Working on the Climable Podcast

Sika Gadzanku

Education: Technology & Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Favorite Climable Project: Working on the Climable Podcast

 
 Anna-Rose Schenerman   Education:  BFA in Design, Northeastern University '12  Hometown:  Baltimore, Maryland  Favorite Climable Project:  Helping plan, and attending the first Soup Supper

Anna-Rose Schenerman

Education: BFA in Design, Northeastern University '12
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Favorite Climable Project: Helping plan, and attending the first Soup Supper

 Laura Martz   Education:  BSBA Marketing & Interactive Media , Northeastern University '18   Hometown:  Wheaton, Illinois

Laura Martz

Education: BSBA Marketing & Interactive Media , Northeastern University '18
Hometown:
Wheaton, Illinois

 
 Anna Sciaruto   Education:  Environmental Studies w/ a Minor in Spanish, Northeastern University '19  Hometown:  Amherst, Massachusetts  Favorite Climable Project:  Working on Behind the Switch Season 2

Anna Sciaruto

Education: Environmental Studies w/ a Minor in Spanish, Northeastern University '19
Hometown: Amherst, Massachusetts
Favorite Climable Project: Working on Behind the Switch Season 2

 

Board Members

Åsa Aulin Ahlberg

Åsa advises startups and non-profits on issues relating to finance, operations, and HR. She has served as the CFO of multiple startups and had a career in venture capital with Flybridge Capital Partners and Masthead Venture Partners before that. Early in her career, Åsa worked in real estate for construction company Skanska in Sweden, the US, and in Bermuda. She served on the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of New England for 8 years. Åsa holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She’s passionate about environmental issues and is thrilled to be able to serve on the Climable board.

Mary Custic

Mary Custic is a marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing communication, loyalty program management, events, and campaign creation and implementation at Intel and other high tech firms and non-profit organizations.  Her latest pursuit is to master digital marketing. She is passionate about the environment and female empowerment, just like Climable! Mary has a B.A. in International Relations & English from the University of Toronto and she studied Marketing at Ryerson University in Canada.

Sonia DeMarta

Sonia has a Master's degree in environmental management from Boston University. She worked at The Spoleto Festival, The Cousteau Society, Preserve, and Whole Foods before becoming the proud owner of a home chef business. She is also the founder of the Lexington Farmers’ Market. She has three children, a husband, and two dogs and practices yoga to keep sane. She is very proud of Climable and our aim to help stem the tide of global warming.

Patricia Flaherty

Patricia Flaherty has a Master's degree in public and nonprofit management from Boston University.  She worked at the State House as a Fiscal Policy Analyst in the Department of Administration and Finance during the Weld and Cellucci administrations.  After a break from full-time employment to raise two daughters and work on a variety of volunteer projects at their school, she returned to part-time work for an Early Literacy Program for the Cambridge Public Schools.  For the past 9 years, she has been visiting families in Cambridge to provide a play-based, preschool readiness curriculum for 2-3 year olds and mentoring for their parents. Patricia is excited to support Climable's growth in developing community-based environmental programs.

Carolyn Gillette

Carolyn has supported water and climate change programs at the national, regional, and state level with a focus on water infrastructure finance and resilience, outreach, and regulatory implementation. Her past work with NOAA and the EPA led her to Eastern Research Group where she is a senior program manager.   Carolyn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. She is proud to serve on the board of an organization that proactively takes on the urgent challenges caused by climate change to facilitate real and positive change.

Awinja Otiato

Awinja is Chief of Staff and Director of Policy at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
(MCB) where she advises the Commissioner in deciding strategic, policy, program and
communication issues; identifies and implements strategies to accomplish office
strategic, program and operational goals; and directs and exercises an efficient system
of control through the development and implementation of office operational policies
and procedures. Awinja earned her B.S. in Accounting from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Philadelphia University). She earned her MBA in Social Policy & Management from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy & Management in Waltham, MA. She is  excited to be part of Climable, a team of individuals who are devoted to challenges caused by climate change, and who are actually doing something about it.

 

Past MassCEC and other interns:

Anna-Rose Schenerman
Sika Gadzanku
Anna Sciaruto
Olivia Goolkasian
Olivia Eschenbach-Smith
Nathaniel Mendez
Isabel Jordan
Sofia Bacon
Justin Galle