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Giancarlo Valdetaro


Legislative Associate

Giancarlo Valdetaro is a transportation policy professional and movement builder living in Washington, D.C. With a background in electoral politics and the movement for a more sustainable and just transportation system, he looks to pull all the transportation policy levers we can in the fight for a Green New Deal.

Nassim Ashford


Legislative Associate

Nassim Ashford is a legislative associate with a strong commitment to public health and environmental justice, having led and supported initiatives that alleviate community health disparities and promote environmental stewardship. He’s a Yale School of Public Health graduate and former public health associate for the CDC, as well as team member Congresswoman Karen Bass, and co-founder of NoirUnited International.

Daniela (Dani) Marin


Senior Communications Manager, Digital & Content

Dani Marin is a narrative strategist, multimedia producer, and community storyteller based out of Orlando, Florida. With a background as a community organizer and reporter, she brings a media justice lens to Storytelling and Content Work in the fight for a Green New Deal.

Daniella Kelley


Executive Coordinator

Daniella Kelley is an Indianapolis-based executive coordinator at the Green New Deal Network. With a background in communications, operations, and community organizing at various climate organizations, Daniella brings a passion for social change and a lot of awkward humor to the movement for a Green New Deal.

Kaniela Ing


National Director

Kaniela has organized at the intersections of climate and community for over 15 years. In 2020, he cofounded GNDN while working as Climate Justice Campaign Director at People’s Action. He led national campaigns to mobilize communities and Members of Congress to introduce the THRIVE Act and pass the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure and Investments Jobs Act. Kaniela became the Network’s first National Director in 2022.

Previously, he served in the Hawaii State Legislature, where he secured hundreds of millions of dollars in of climate investments and passed game-changing laws to advance climate justice and democracy. He is a proud parent of two young children, writes and performs music in his spare time, identifies as Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian).

Kayla Gaines


Comms. Associate, Press

Kayla Gaines is a communications associate based out of Houston, TX. She is a part of the media relations team, where she leads in storytelling through an environmental justice lens. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys browsing the sci-fi section of a bookstore and running around with her puppy, Bo.

Mercedes Renshaw


National Distributed Organizer

Mercedes Renshaw is a national field organizer currently based out of northern Colorado. Her life journey has molded her commitment to engaging in political activism to build a country that truly values Indigenous sovereignty, racial equity, working-class families, education, and the environment.

Priya Mulgaonkar


Senior Policy & Field Manager

Priya Mulgaonkar has worked for a decade at the intersection of policy, planning, and organizing to advocate for environmental and climate justice solutions that center frontline communities. She brings prior experience working at Hester Street and the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance to her current role at GNDN, where her work supports research and capacity building for state and federal climate advocacy campaigns.

Saul Levin


Campaigns and Political Director

Saul Levin is a union organizer and climate campaigner from Michigan. He co-founded and served as a Vice President of the Congressional Workers Union and worked as Policy Advisor for Congresswomen Cori Bush and Deb Haaland. In winters, he plays pond hockey with his three siblings.

Talia Harris


Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Talia Harris is a forward-thinking professional with strong expertise in managing multi-million dollar budgets, streamlining highly complex operations, and building high-caliber teams. She brings extensive nonprofit experience in economic and environmental justice to her role as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer. She is based in the Washington, DC, area and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.