Jill Kubit, Co-Founder & Director

Jill leads DearTomorrow and the Our Kids’ Climate global network. Her work has been covered by PBS, TED, Grist, Public Radio International, Parents Magazine, Vox, and many others. She has won several awards including the MIT Climate Co-Lab’s Judges’ Choice (2016), Grist 50 (2017), and the Keeling Curve Prize (Finalist, 2020), and was an Artist-in-Residence at the House of Solutions on Governors Island in New York City (Fall 2020). She is focused on building four areas on climate: climate-arts, the parent movement, new leadership, and climate communications. Prior to DearTomorrow, Jill worked for 10 years to help establish the labor-climate field and develop concepts around green jobs and just transition. She has a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Northwestern. Watch Jill’s TED talk about the founding of the DearTomorrow project.

Trisha Shrum, Ph.D., Co-Founder

Trisha is co-founder of DearTomorrow and an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont. 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 intergenerational framing can affect support for climate change mitigation, she developed the fundamental concept that underlies DearTomorrow. She credits her oldest 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. Dr. Shrum has been studying and analyzing climate change economics, behavior, and policy for over a decade.

Website development: E. James Ford
Logo design: Nancy Mendoza
Photography: Mustafa Önder

A special thank you to key advisors and volunteers:

DearTomorrow would not be possible with the generosity of time given by dozens of experts, community organizers, and volunteers. A special thank you to everyone who has helped us build DearTomorrow, especially Michelle Altman, Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Winona Bateman, David Biello, Molly Blank, Ben Block, Tristan Brown, Diana Centeno, Linda Cheung, Bill Clark, Ph.D., Gretchen Dahlkemper, Michael Davies, Tara DePorte, Laird Gallagher, Lemon Guo, Ilan Gutherz, Kirsi Jansa, Eric Jensen, Korinna Knapp, Caroline Liu, Ezra Markowitz, Ph.D., Elle Pak, Joylette Portlock, Jason Sandman, Sebastian Serra, Harriet Shugarman, Brooke Suter, Gus Speth, Nathaniel Stinnett, Bina Venkataraman, Geof Victory, Jessica Vogt, Suzi Ward, and Jill Williamson.

Join our team, volunteer with us:

We are committed to offering meaningful volunteer and paid internship opportunities, in which individuals can utilize their professional skills and passion to help mitigate climate change. We are always looking for talented people to join our team. 

Digital Marketing Intern/Volunteer

Help grow DearTomorrow’s digital presence and engagement through Instagram. This role will be responsible for coordinating and execute DearTomorrow’s social media strategy. The volunteer will have the opportunity to develop skills and experience in social media, digital communications, and brand marketing.

Partnership and Community Campaigns Intern/Volunteer

DearTomorrow works with a diverse group of individuals, organizations and networks, including artists, community organizers, NGOs, frontline and faith-based communities. This volunteer will work directly with community organizers and organizations to help them carry out DearTomorrow within their own communities.

Development Intern/Volunteer

Raising funds is vital for all organizations. Join our team and help develop, implement and iterate fundraising strategy for DearTomorrow as well as the Our Kids’ Climate global network.

If you are interested in helping with DearTomorrow, please email Jill, pitching your idea. We are interested in working with you to develop a role that allows you to use your strengths and skills in support of DearTomorrow’s mission.

To apply for these positions, fill out the form below.

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