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OUR DIRECTORS

Confront the Climate Crisis is made up of hundreds of students from across the state, so we keep ourselves organized by dividing it into several teams led by directors. Our organization has an Executive Board and sub-teams: Legislative, Event Planning, Outreach, Fundraising, Media, Internal Relations, and Research.

ETHAN BLEDSOE 

(he/him)

 

co-executive & event planning director

Ethan has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. He's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. He hopes that climate education will be available for youth around the world.

LILY SHEN 

(she/her)

 

assistant executive & outreach director

Lily has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She's excited for a full transition to renewable resources and energy in the future.

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RAHUL DURAI

(he/him)

 

operations & legislative director

Rahul has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. He's in the class of 2024 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. He can't wait for the Indiana General Assembly to accept that climate change is real and take meaningful action.

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HENLEY LYNCH

(she/they)

 

policy director

Henley is in the class of 2022 at North Central High School. She hopes that the government will take swift action to regulate corporations and prevent the environment from being milked dry.

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GRACE KANESHIRO

(she/they)

 

event outreach director

Grace joined CTCC in late 2020.  She is in the class of 2023 at the International High School of Indiana. They're excited to see a move to renewable energy and improved public transit in the future.

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ABBY LEE

(she/her)

 

outreach director

Abby joined CTCC in the fall of 2020.  She is in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She can't wait for the Indiana General Assembly to address the climate emergency.

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ALLIE SHALNIK

(she/her)

 

communications director

Allie joined CTCC in March 2021. She is in the class of 2022 at the University High School of Indiana She hopes that in the future the climate crisis receives the national attention it deserves.

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ELINA GORENSTEIN

(she/her)

 

photography director

Elina has been involved in CTCC since late 2020. She's in the class of 2023 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She hopes that environmental services and justice can become more available.

ZAYNE SHALABI

(she/her)

 

director of videography

Zayne first joined CTCC in fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She hopes that natural habitats in Indiana can be adequately conserved.

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ANNABEL PROKOPY

(she/her)

 

co-executive & event planning director

Annabel has been a member since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She's excited to see so many young people getting involved in climate activism in Indiana.

MAGGIE GONZALEZ

(she/her)

 

operations & internal relations director

Maggie has been a member since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at Brebeuf Jesuit. She wants to see more accountability in politicians nationwide and wants meaningful climate action.

AANCHAL AGARWAL

(she/her)

 

legislative director

Aanchal has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She is in the class of 2022 at Carmel High School. She hopes we can move to a circular economy in the near future.

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MOLLY EDWARDS

(she/her)

 

event outreach director & MC

Molly has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She is in the class of 2023 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She hopes that in the future more people vote with the environment in mind.

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CLAIRE CURRAN

(they/she)

 

event advertising director

Claire first got involved in CTCC in July of 2021. They're in the class of 2024 at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School. She's excited about making more and more accessible public green spaces.

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ANN ALEKSEENKO

(she/her)

 

fundraising director

Ann has been involved in CTCC since February 2021. She is in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She's excited to see a transition to renewable energy sources in the future.

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LYDIA EMRY

(she/her)

 

media director

Lydia has been involved in CTCC since the fall of 2022. She's in the class of 2025 at the University of Vermont. She's hopeful that we will learn to manage our ecosystems and reach carbon neutrality.

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MAANYA RAJESH

(she/her)

 

media director

Maanya has been a member since early 2021. She is in the class of 2022 at Carmel High School. She hopes that environmental racism from factory farms and coal plants are addressed in Indiana.

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KATHARINE SCHERTZ

(she/her)

 

internal relations director

Katharine has been a member since fall 2020. She is in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She's excited to see Indiana pass more environmental legislation that can lead to real change.

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SIYA GOEL

(she/they)

 

assistant executive & legislative director

Siya has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. They are hopeful that every state can declare a climate emergency.

CLIZIA MARTINI

(she/her)

 

operations & outreach director

Clizia has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at Carmel High School. She hopes to see people being able to survive in their home country without climate concerns.

JONATHAN SISKIND

(he/him)

 

legislative director

Jonathan has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. He's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. He hopes that climate change becomes less of a partisan issue.

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CHENYAO LIU

(she/her)

 

event outreach & photography director

Chenyao has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2023 at Carmel High School. She's hopeful that Indiana will implement cleaner public transportation.

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ASHLYN WALKER

(she/her)

 

event advertising director

Ashlyn has been involved since July of 2021. She's in the class of 2024 at Carmel High School. She's hopeful that corporations will be responsible for their pollution to the planet.

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GABRIELA WEINER

(she/they)

 

fundraising director

Gabriela has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. They're hopeful that we can implement more efficient infrastructure.

ETHAN STOEHR

(he/him)

 

director of videography

Ethan has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. He's in the class of 2022 at Carmel High School. He's hopeful for improved public transit, especially cross-country high-speed rail.

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CHINGYAN HUANG

(she/they)

 

director of graphic design

Chingyan has been a part of the campaign since early 2021.  They hope that in the future we can find ways to control invasive species without hurting native plants and their populations.

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BARAKAH ABDO-BAARI

(she/her)

 

director of record keeping

Barakah first joined CTCC in 2021. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School  She hopes that people recognize the urgency of the climate crisis and take action.

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KRISHA SHAH

(she/her)

 

internal communications director

Krisha joined CTCC in January 2021. She's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She hopes that we can reduce the endangerment of coral reefs and oceans.

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JAYANT YADAV

(he/him)

 

research director

Jayant has been a member of CTCC since June 2021. He is in the class of 2022 at Carmel High School. He hopes that we can achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and Fare-Free Public Transportation.

DANIEL JENKINS

(he/him)

 

website administrator

Daniel has been involved since May 2021. He's in the class of 2022 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. He hopes that America can improve infrastructure and create a national high-speed rail system.

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ASHLEY YANG

(she/her)

 

director of research

Ashley has been involved in CTCC since fall 2020. She's in the class of 2025 at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She hopes that in the future low waste becomes the standard for everyone.

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