global curriculum advisory council

FOCUS approaches its experiential curriculum from a very simple perspective: nothing is relevant until it is real. Since 2008, we have developed relationships with a diverse, global network of thought leaders and experts who are tackling climate change from every angle imaginable.

Each program we develop at FOCUS, is informed by the wisdom, passion and expertise of our Global Curriculum Advisory Council. They translate the complexities of climate change into real world experiences that help our students develop the awareness and grit needed to commit their academic, personal and professional paths to climate action. Our advisory council provides input on site locations, volunteer projects, experts, readings, multi-media content, case studies, internships, mentorships and more. If you are an expert in your field and are interested in lending your perspective to shape a new generation of climate leaders by joining our Global Curriculum Advisory Council, please reach out.

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Johnny Casana

Pattern Energy Group

External Affairs and Government Relations


Alex Castro Perez


Head of Energy Services


Anna Claussen

Voices for Rural Resilience

2017 Nathan Cummings Fellow


Chad Frischmann

Drawdown Project

Vice President & Research Director

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Santiago Gowland

The Nature Conservancy

Executive Vice President, Latin America and Global Innovation

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Kristen Graf

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

Executive Director


Anisa Heming

US Green Building Council

Director, Center for Green Schools


Eric Jen

Ren Energy


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Jesse Jenkins


Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Policy

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Kristy Kroeker

UC Santa Cruz

Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Ocean Acidification)

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Michael Leon Guerrero

Labor Network for Sustainability

Executive Director, 2017 Roddenberry Fellow

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Renee Lertzman, PhD

Renee Lertzman LLC

Climate and Environmental Psychologist

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Rushad Nanavatty

Rocky Mountain Institute


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Tracey Osborne

University of Arizona

Climate Justice Professor


Roby Roberts

EDP Renewables

Vice President, Government Affairs

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Andrew Revkin

National Geographic

Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism


Clay Stranger

Rocky Mountain Institute


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Mike Tetreault

The Nature Conservancy

Chief People Officer


Diane Walton, PhD

Climate Workforce Advocate

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Beverly Wright

Deep South Center of Environmental Justice



David Roberts

VOX Media

Climate & Politics Reporter


KC Golden

Climate Solutions

Senior Policy Advisor