About

Team

Jill Kubit, Co-Founder & Director

Jill is the director and co-founder of DearTomorrow. After spending a decade working with the U.S. labor movement on climate change, she has become fascinated with how to best engage people on the complex issue of climate change. Jill is deeply committed to building new ideas, projects and organizations to explore this question and brings many organizational development skills to her work, including: fundraising, building partnerships, developing strategy, teaching, writing, organizing events, and managing projects. She has a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Northwestern. Jill started DearTomorrow when her son Gabriel was 18 months old and has been working to build it ever since. Watch Jill’s TED talk about the founding of the DearTomorrow project. jill@deartomorrow.org

Trisha Shrum, Ph.D., Co-Founder

Trisha is co-founder of DearTomorrow and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado Earth Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in behavioral science and environmental economics. In her work on how moral frames and time preference affect support for climate change policy, she developed the fundamental concept that underlies DearTomorrow. She credits her own daughter, Eleanor, and Christiana Figueres for the critical inspiration. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Environmental Science at the Yale School of Forestry. Trisha has been studying and analyzing climate change policy for nearly a decade. trisha@deartomorrow.org

Gretchen Dahlkemper, campaigns and development

Gretchen is a nationally recognized climate campaign strategist working at the intersection of advocacy, stakeholder engagement, public policy and government affairs to build transformative leadership to combat the climate crisis. In her previous role of Director of Special Projects at Environmental Defense Fund, Gretchen launched Moms Clean Air Force’s field program that now boasts over one million members and leaders in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Gretchen works with DearTomorrow to develop new, innovative initiatives to reach non-traditional allies, break down partisan barriers to climate action and is helping build effective coalitions both in the United States and with the international parent community.

Website development: E. James Ford
Legal: Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Social media: Artisan Council
Communications: Climate Nexus
Logo design: Nancy Mendoza
Photography: Mustafa Önder

A special thank you to key advisors and advocates:

David Biello, Molly Blank, Grinia Bradwell, Tristan Brown, Linda Cheung, Bill Clark, Ph.D., Michael Davies, Claudia Doblinger, Frida Eklund, Ilan Gutherz, Jennie Hatch, Eric Jensen, Beth Karlin, Ph.D., Ezra Markowitz, Ph.D., Elle Pak, Molly Rauch, Sebastian Serra, Harriet Shugarman, Dan Siegel, Brooke Suter, Gus Speth, Nathaniel Stinnett, Jessica Vogt and Suzi Ward

Help us grow, volunteer with DearTomorrow:

DearTomorrow would not be possible with the generosity of time given by dozens of volunteers. We’d love to especially thank Elle Pak, Geof Victory, Korinna Knapp and Kirsi Jansa for their ongoing commitment to DearTomorrow.

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