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Daniela (Dani) Marin

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Senior Communications Manager, Storytelling & 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, and lived experience as a person from the global south, she brings a media justice lens to Storytelling and Content Work in the fight for a Green New Deal.

Jacob Castillo

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Comms. Associate, Social Media

Jacob Castillo is a graphic designer, digital organizer, and social media content creator based in Houston, Texas. Their experiences growing up in some of their city’s most polluted and underserved communities have given them very personal ties to the climate justice movement and the fight for a Green New Deal.

Jorge Estevez

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Comms. Manages, State and Spanish Comms.

Jorge Estevez is a communications organizer based in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in a Latine immigrant community, Jorge’s background includes digital and press strategy with a particular focus on decolonial approaches to collective liberation in media from the perspective of queer, Latine, and Indigenous communities.

Kayla Gaines

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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.

Prerna Jagadeesh

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Press Secretary

Prerna Jagadeesh leads GNDN’s work to amplify the Green New Deal and stories of people fighting for climate, worker, and racial justice in the media. She previously did comms for progressive ballot campaigns in Massachusetts, labor unions in the Northeast, More Perfect Union, and Data for Progress. She got her start as an organizer, and is passionate about building a worker-centric economy and a just transition.

Sumer Shaikh

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Communications Director

Sumer Shaikh is a climate campaigner motivated by the vision of the Green New Deal and the opportunities to make this vision a reality through strategic communications and values-based messaging. Prior to her current role, Sumer launched GNDN’s press operations to bring more stories of people who are impacted by politics & policy to mainstream media.