Our staff is small but mighty! Our staff enables us to support our 20+ volunteer teams, dozens of volunteer leaders and hundreds of volunteers on their projects all across San Diego County. Read more about our volunteer teams.

Meet SanDiego350’s Staff:

Masada Disenhouse, Executive Director, is a founding member of SanDiego350. She has organized San Diego’s largest climate mobilizations and is passionate about empowering people to organize, advocate, campaign and build grassroots political power together. Prior to SanDiego350, Masada worked for where she managed staff and programs to support the growth and development of the over 150 local 350 affiliates in 350’s U.S. network. masada “at” / 619-335-1265

Nicole Muñoz-Proulx, Volunteer Coordinator, enthusiastically engages with SanDiego350 volunteers by supporting their advocacy efforts and personal development. Equipped with a background in peace and justice, Nicole is dedicated to exploring the intersections of injustice and amplifying peoples’ activism. In her work, she strives to lead with compassion and to bring people together to address systems of oppression within the environmental space and beyond.

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Amanda Ruetten, Public Policy Organizer, supports campaign strategies and project execution for SanDiego350’s Public Policy Team. With a background in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, she is dedicated to advocating for climate action policies that uplift all communities. Her hope is to find a place within the organization for everyone interested in combating the climate crisis through public policy.

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Rachal Hamilton, Justice & Equity Intern, researches and develops anti-racist strategies to further curate SD350’s strive to implement social and racial equity throughout the organization’s policies and volunteer efforts. Rachal will be working with the JEDI team to implement these new ideas through educational training components and innovative content that will help SD350 embrace a culture of intersectionality. As a first-year college student at Southwestern College and the campus’ Student Vice President, Rachal is constantly advocating for her community and creating change wherever she goes.  rachal “at”

Victoria Wallace, Social Media Intern, coordinates social media strategy and content. As a second-year Master’s Student at the UCSB Bren School, Victoria is studying Energy & Climate with a focus in Communication and Media. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in Biology and Global Studies, experience in state and federal government, and social science research. Through her work with climate-conscious organizations, she hopes to help dismantle oppressive systems and build a better world for future generations.

Megan Phelps, Youth Fellowship Program Intern, is developing and leading SD350’s Youth4Climate Fellowship Program for teen climate leaders. She’s a 4th year undergraduate at UC Davis studying Environmental Science and Management where she founded and leads a climate action club and also wrote and helped pass a Student Senate climate emergency resolution. Megan looks forward to inspiring youth in San Diego and beyond to transform our world through climate justice.

Kathryn Chen, Youth4Climate Intern, is working with Megan Phelps to organize and run the Youth Fellowship Program this fall. Kathryn is a second-year undergraduate at UC San Diego, majoring in marine biology and minoring in climate change studies. She is passionate about raising awareness of the science behind climate change and its multifaceted impacts, as well as empowering youth knowledge, voices, and activism.

Alexa Castruita, Climate Fellow, recruits and engages high school students in the Y4C program and helps youth to become empowered as activists. A junior at Hilltop High School, Alexa is passionate about uplifting BIPoC communities in the face of disproportionate climate change impacts. She is a founding member of the Environmental Justice & Sustainability Club, and was part of the creation process of the Youth4Climate Summer Camp. She hopes to pursue a career in environmental law.

Jessalyn Fong, Outreach/Education Fellow, engages and educates youth on the climate crisis and ways they can take action and demand change. In addition to climate education, she is passionate about legislation and climate justice. Jessalyn is a trained Climate Leader under The Climate Reality Project and is involved in the San Diego chapter as co-leader of the K-12 Education Pod and co-founder of the Youth Environmental Action Pod.. A Senior at Eastlake High School, she hopes to pursue a degree in environmental science.

Adelka Hancova, Action Fellow, is a senior at Point Loma High School and loves the outdoors! Working with people is her passion, and educating and inspiring her goal. As a leader of her school’s eco club, it is important for Adelka to spread awareness about the climate crisis and better herself and her community for a brighter and healthier future. She often organizes youth led events to meet and work with a diverse group of like-minded individuals.

Kate Vedder, Campaign Fellow, is passionate about the intersectionality of the climate crisis, fighting the injustices within the oil industry, and ocean conservation. She is a senior at Point Loma High School and is currently the co-president of Greenpeace PLHS and leads SD350’s Youth v. Oil campaign. She strives to help avert the irreversible effects of climate change while encouraging youth to find their power as activists.

Nadeen Youhanan, Communications Fellow, connects with youth in San Diego and engages them in fighting the climate crisis. Nadeen is a junior at El Cajon Valley High School and wants to do anything in her power to help her community. She is especially passionate about the effects climate change has on BIPOC communities and the oceans. Nadeen hopes to pursue a career as an engineer by creating technology that benefits the environment.