Co-Founder, Alternate Futures
Jared is a lifelong storyteller and climate activist. He uses his talent for mission-driven performance marketing to advance products and initiatives that make a significant, positive climate impact. He is also a serial entrepreneur in the tech space with a long wake of titles, including founder, product lead, and design lead.
Fawn is an Indigenous American artivist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. She also has roots in the Moapa Paiute, Southern Cheyenne, Creek, and Pawnee tribes. Fawn is the head matriarch of Nuwu Art + Activism Studios, located in the heart of the Historic Huntridge Neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is dedicated to the intersections of art, activism, community, education, culture, identity, place, and sovereignty.
World Building institute
Ben has worked closely with Alex McDowell, the Founder of the World Building Institue for many years teaching the practice of world-building. He’s also a writer, musician, performer, and pedagogue pursuing a Ph.D. in USC's Media Arts + Practice program. He focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and designing future worlds in which to tell stories.
Hot Take podcast
In addition to her work on Hot Take, Mary is an accomplished climate justice essayist whose work has been integral to getting the climate movement to understand climate change as a justice issue that intersects with every other justice issue. She has been the Director for Publications for the NRDC and is the inaugural writer in residence at Columbia's Earth Institute. As one of the few Black women to become a public figure in the climate space, Mary is clear that she's more interested in being Black people's climate friend than the climate movement's Black friend. Mary also coined the term "greentrolling" and is known for cyberbullying fossil fuel companies on Twitter.