Meet the passionate, dynamic staff of California Environmental Voters!
Faith Hicks is Envirovoters’ Philanthropy Associate. Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Los Angeles, Faith has taken on many initiatives relevant to social and environmental justice ranging from serving as the Director of Food Justice Operations for BluePrint Geneva – to organizing a COVID-19 student coalition task force, known as OccupyHWS. The OccupyHWS movement garnered support from students, staff and faculty, administrators, and alumni which ultimately helped to raise over $300K to assist students in need of financial support at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faith has her B.A. in English/Writing and Rhetoric from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She spends most of her free time cooking plant-based meals and reading or performing creative writing. Overall, Faith’s educational background and experiences benefits her role as Envirovoters’ Philanthropy Associate as she reflects a history of work that helps to build capacity, manage organizational practices, and engage in work that advocates for philanthropic giving. Contact Faith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mattea Pechter is EnviroVoters’ Campaigns and Organizing Manager. Mattea works to connect grassroots energy to climate champions and build power in communities that have been historically excluded from the process of policy making and the opportunity to hold their legislators accountable. Mattea is a former Field Director working on electoral races at the local, state, and national level. She graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelors in Environmental Studies, with a focus on the social and political dynamics that have brought us where we are today. Mattea is passionate about storytelling and the arts and studying the way our culture and values are messaged to us from within that space. Contact Mattea at: email@example.com