Joanna Calabrese

2008

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Joanna Calabrese graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. While in school, Joanna led successful campaigns to implement a clean energy student fee, stop the destruction of campus woodlands, elect local green leaders to political office, and influence the passage of state-wide energy policy. She has worked in environmental organizing as a Sustainability Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, an Intern on Capitol Hill, a door-to-door canvasser, and a summer fellow at the Breakthrough Institute in 2008. At Breakthrough, Joanna worked with fellow Udall Scholar Rachel Barge to create and launch Campus InPower, a national training program that helps student organizers create funding mechanisms to pay for large-scale sustainability projects on their campuses. To date, Campus InPower has helped students at over 250 campuses finance energy projects that will raise over $15.5 million by 2018. In her free time, Joanna thoroughly enjoys music, sunshine, tea time, bicycling, baking, alliteration, and supreme silliness.