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Lydia D. Avila

Lydia D. Avila is a program officer for the Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund. She is from a working-class suburb of Los Angeles County, first generation Mexican-American, and an organizer first and foremost. Lydia has spent her career immersed in the US climate movement and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Power Shift Network. Lydia attended UCLA as an undergraduate where she was involved with student-initiated, student-run social justice service organizations and was a student activist. After college, she was a community organizer for the Sierra Club in Texas where she led two major Beyond Coal campaigns. Lydia then earned a Master of Public Administration degree at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, specializing in nonprofit management. She currently serves on the board of two organizations: the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice and Greenpeace Fund.