Karina Gonzalez

Karina is a Purepecha (Mexican Indigenous) woman whose work is centered around climate, sustainable development, and social justice. She is strong believer that these topics are interconnected and aims to weave these issues into a coherent narrative that will move us toward a more sustainable and equitable future. While working for GreenPeace USA, Karina earned a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Arizona. She has since then spent the last couple of years building movements on the local, regional, national, and international level. Through SustainUS Karina has attended the UN Commission on Social Development 52 & 53, COP21 and is very excited to return as one of the COP23 Delegation Leaders.

Email Karina: karina.gonzalez@sustainus.org

Dineen O’Rourke

Dineen attributes her deep love for the world and her motivation to act to the Northeast: the Atlantic shores of Eastern Long Island, pine tree forests and lakes of Midcoast Maine, and the green hills and valleys of Western Massachusetts. She is a senior at Hampshire College, currently completing a thesis on youth engagement in the climate movement and the UNFCCC. For the past 3 years she’s been a leader in fighting fracked gas pipelines in Western Massachusetts, and is still smiling from their victorious campaign of stopping the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct. (Victory is possible and within reach!) Also a musician, she sees song as both a necessary rejuvenation in this work as well as a tactic of resistance. Through SustainUS Dineen attended COP22, and is thrilled to co-lead this year’s delegation to COP23.

Email Dineen: dineen.orourke@sustainus.org