Raziel enjoys working on any kind of project which aims to create positive social impact. He loves to work with entrepreneurs. He has worked with institutions serving persons with disabilities through his work as a federal and state level employee. Raziel has been a consultant on management, strategic planning, volunteering and fundraising projects. Much of Raziel’s consultancy has been with start-ups and «edgling non-profits. (It never ceases to amaze him that various problems can be tackled successfully by non-profits, with very diferent methods and approaches. In other words, there is more than one way to do something correctly). Clear and steadfast leadership goes a long way towards the survival of projects aiming for positive social impact. Inherent understanding of organizational behaviour and a leader’s personal desire to grow and improve in a managerial role are also fundamental to positive leadership. Raziel is devoted to preparing and enabling people through the creation of solutions to everyday needs. He is dedicated to the active participation of people in their government. Raziel desires to see all participate in discussions and to work toward solutions at the local level. Raziel aims to engage young people. He wants to engage their parents and grandparents in discussions, to encourage participation and improvement of social issues to the point that citizens no longer see government issues as hopeless issues but rather as an opportunity for empowerment and positive change.
Sarah-Mae Nelson leads the California Naturalist program’s Climate Stewards Initiative to incorporate climate science and climate change communication techniques into existing courses while developing a full climate stewards course which will be gradually rolled out to existing partners. An educator, science communicator, and climate change interpreter, she’s worked for the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a Conservation Interpreter and Online Community Manager for ClimateInterpreter.org. Sarah-Mae is an active member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI), sitting on one of the leadership committees.
Over 10 years of professional experience in the private and non-profit sectors in areas of urban mobility and development, policy design and evaluation, international cooperation, and climate change. Experience in applied research, knowledge sharing, policy analysis, and project management. Environmental Engineer with a Master in Economy, and a Master in Global Affairs & Policy specialized in international cooperation. Working experience in Asia (south, southeast, and east), Europe, and Latin America.