Kimberly oversees the organization’s marketing, messaging, communications, storytelling and media outreach. She also helps manage the communications with the Power Past Coal coalition, an ever-growing alliance of growing health, environmental, clean-energy, faith, businesses and community groups working to stop coal export off the West Coast and works in partnership in several other coalitions including Stand Up to Oil. She has garnered coverage of public interest issues in outlets ranging from Time magazine to USA Today, network television to national cable news, National Public Radio to Business Week.
Prior to joining Climate Solutions, she was the Media Director for the Public Interest Network, a family of organizations that includes Environment America and U.S. PIRG. In that capacity she developed communications plans, conducted outreach to national media outlets, and organized with the arts and entertainment community.
Previously, she was the Assistant Field Director for U.S. PIRG in Washington, D.C., directing national grassroots campaigns on federal policy issues including clean energy, global warming, forest preservation, consumer protection and environmental health; she also conducted media outreach on a California campaign finance reform ballot initiative in the fall of 1996.
Kimberly was a 2008 Media, Communications, and Information Policy Fellow with the Rockwood Leadership Program. She started her career with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, where she ran several campaigns including one with a local community group in East Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Women's Studies in 1995. She is a board member of CoolMom and its sister project, Washington Women for Climate Action Now