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Lois Jewel Barber is Co-creator and Executive Director of EarthAction which was launched in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio. In 1986, she founded 2020 Vision, a US peace and environment organization that has recently come back to her as a project of EarthAction with its new name, 2020 Action. She helped to found and serves as Co-chair of the Alliance for Renewable Energy, a coalition of groups, businesses and individuals promoting the world's most effective renewable energy policies in North America. She served as Creative Director of the World Future Council Initiative that laid the foundation for the creation of the World Future Council, a global forum to protect the rights of future generations. Lois received a BA degree from Indiana University and an MA degree from the University of British Columbia. She lectures widely and has received many awards including the “Giraffe Award” for “Sticking One’s Neck Out for the Common Good”, the “Woman of Distinction Award” from the National Women’s Education Association, and was one of 16 global citizens featured in the book, Planet Champions—Adventures in Saving the World. Lois is also an artist, using her talents to celebrate the wonder and beauty of the natural world. Kosmos published a piece, written by Lois, about her life. You can read it here. View Lois' The Giraffe Heroes Project profile here.
Christine Chung is the project and campaign coordinator for EarthAction. She spends her time managing our online presence, directing email and postal correspondence, researching and writing Action Alerts, and keeping the database clean. Previously, she's tried her hand at everything from solar panel manufacturing to teaching English as a foreign language. She comes to EarthAction from the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she served as an outreach intern working on their Weight of the Evidence program and doing grassroots organizing on the ground for California's No on Prop 23 campaign.
Latin American Coordinator
Street address: Purísima 251, Oficina 9, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile
Yelena Kobaliya is a graduate of Berea College, where she majored in political science and mathematics. During her college years, she was a Bonner Scholar and an Adopt-A-Grandparent team member at the Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service. She was a fellow of Entrepreneurship for the Public Good program, where she helped to identify and seize new entrepreneurial opportunities in the Eastern Kentucky region. Her educational and professional experience also includes an internship with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a Central Asian Course on International Humanitarian Law, and mentoring for Turkmenistan Youth and Civic Values Foundation. Yelena represented her home country, Turkmenistan, as a Future Leaders Exchange student in Richmond, Virginia during the 2004-2005 academic year. Her interests include human rights, gender equality, and sustainable development.
Chris Daly is the Promotions Intern at Earth Action. After high school his passion for social justice began with the two gap years he took before college. He worked for the AmeriCorps program City Year in Boston and New York City where he did community organizing and civic engagement work. It was this work that made him realize this was what he wanted to do with his life but felt limited without furthering his education. He went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Boston for two years with a focus in Anthropology and Africana Studies. Using some of money earned from AmeriCorps he was able to do volunteer work abroad in the Dominican Republic and Morocco working with youth. Last spring he attended a Semester at Sea study abroad voyage around the world before transferring to Hampshire College. His focus is now on Latin American studies, anthropology, and human rights work while also enjoying interests including bicycling, blacksmithing, street art, and cooking. In the coming years he plans to teach English in Southeast Asia for a year before joining the Peace Corps to work with marginalized people in Latin America.
My name is Xavier A. Torres de Janon. I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and was raised there for the first 5 years of my life. I then traveled back and forth to the US, until my family settled down again in Guayaquil in 2001. I attended a bilingual school in Ecuador and have always been interested in social justice and sustainability issues and solutions. I participated in an Adult Literacy Program in 2011 and took charge of my school’s Student Council as President in 2012. I’m currently attending Hampshire College, where I plan to focus my studies in international relations and affairs, global conflicts, peace and security, and human rights in general. In my free time, I knit and read. I want to learn more languages, about international and nonprofit organizations, study abroad, do voluntary humanitarian work, and gain more knowledge about effective ways to affect policy-making positively around the globe.
Jonathan Lobsien is the web and tech administrator for EarthAction. He is a senior majoring in Linguistics and German at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jon first attended Brandeis University, where he primarily studied German and Computer Science. He then transferred to UMass to complete his degree. Aside from working at EarthAction and his family-owned CNC machine shop, he has also been a volunteer German to English translator for WorldMeets.us since January of 2009, and aspires to become a certified translator. His interests range from the environment, renewable energy, and politics, to language, culture, history, and technology.
My name is Peter Suechting and I am currently a sophomore attending Amherst College. I was born and raised in Neenah, Wisconsin, a small town in central Wisconsin. As a child, beginning when I was 3 years old, my parents took me back-packing in the upper peninsula of Michigan every summer until I was 10, which was the beginning of my now life-long passion for the environment. Since then, I have spent my summers canoeing in the Boundary Waters, kayaking in Canada, and hiking in Montana, and Colorado. Most recently, I worked on a Forest Service trail crew for three months, hiking the almost 80 miles of the South Warner Wilderness of Modoc National Forest in California. At Amherst College I am pursuing an Environmental Studies degree and possibly a Geology degree, and also involve myself with WAMH 89.3, the Amherst College radio station where I am Director of Publicity, and the Monstars, Amherst’s Ultimate Frisbee team. As a new intern of EarthAction and 2020Action I hope to bring my environmental awareness and passion to bear on the important campaigns that we will research and implement. My only goal is to serve the environment as well as it has served me.
I am Ariel Stickles, a research Intern for EarthAction. Born and raised in upstate New York in a small town called Copake, meaning ‘Snake Lake’ in native Iroquois I have grown with nature. Currently I am a junior at the University of Massachusetts, studying Spanish and a Bachelor Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) focusing on Civic Engagement and Human Rights Advocacy. I am minoring in International Relations, Latin American and Caribbean studies and Interpreter studies, hoping to get as many things done at the University while I am still a student. My passion is traveling and I have been on service learning trips to Japan, Costa Rica and Peru; taking some time to enjoy Hawaii, Switzerland, Germany and Holland during my many adventures. In addition I love to learn new languages, speaking Portuguese and Spanish and learning German currently, all add to my passion for Non-Profit work. I am most interested in Indigenous Rights, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and her dog, Hiroshi, which means generous in Japanese!