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

Paloma Cuautenango, Volunteer Coordinator, is passionate about supporting volunteer efforts and developing our current and future leaders. Before working with SanDiego350, Paloma delivered DEI training for adults and youth community organizers, and worked on public policy and health efforts in San Diego and Santa Cruz. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Community Studies and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Jaidacyn Madrigal, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator, is passionate about building community and engaging supporters. She graduated from UC Sacramento with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management, and a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to working with SanDiego350, Jaidacyn raised funds, planned events, and designed marketing content as the Development Coordinator for an environmental nonprofit in Seattle, Washington. She cares deeply about environmental education. She gives presentations to high school classes, creates informative videos on social media, and reads the environmental children’s book she wrote to young students. jaidacyn “at”

Megan Phelps, Youth4Climate Program Coordinator, develops and leads SD350’s Youth4Climate Program for youth climate leaders. In spring of 2021, she graduated with high honors as a Regents Scholar from UC Davis with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management. At UC Davis, she founded and led a climate action club, and she continues to pressure the administration to end its reliance on fossil fuels for energy. Megan also works at the Climate Psychology and Action Lab at UC San Diego, where she researches how to inspire collective action for climate justice. megan “at”

Danielle Wilkerson, Justice and Equity Coordinator, advocates for marginalized communities experiencing environmental injustices with the SD350 team. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in International Development Studies, where she learned about the unequal impacts of global capitalism on exploited nations. This, along with witnessing racist police brutality, inspired her to co-founded a grassroots organization, East County BIPOC, in 2020. ECBIPOC is dedicated to intersectional activism through political advocacy, direct actions/protests, education, mutual aid and resource redistribution. She values getting involved on a local level by attending and hosting clean ups and tree planting events. She is excited to connect her love for the planet with her constant pursuit for equity, and continue this impactful work with SD350. danielle “at”

Lexi Rueff, Youth4Climate Volunteer Coordinator, works to understand the interests and skills of Y4C volunteers and get them engaged in the work. Lexi has been an enthusiastic part of Youth4Climate since 2020. Lexi graduated from Indiana University in 2018, where she majored in Spanish and Comparative Literature. She’s currently in a Sustainability Leadership masters program at Claremont Lincoln University. Lexi is passionate about the ocean and plastic pollution and is proud to be part of the youth-led climate movement!

Victoria Abrenica, Youth4Climate Instructor, is passionate in supporting public education and fighting against systemic racism. Before joining SanDiego350, Victoria worked as an environmental educator at the San Diego Zoo and the Water Conservation Garden. She currently works with students with mod-sever special needs at one of her local public title I schools. Victoria serves on Spring Valley’s park’s board and is the Vice Chair of the Spring Valley Community Planning Group, where she leads a youth civic engagement mentorship working towards increasing voter turnout, normalizing attending meetings and serving on county boards. She has expanded her conservation and community empowerment efforts by founding the Spring Valley Cleanup Crew, a grassroots organization focused on fighting against the environmental racism plaguing her community.

Evalyse Estradaflores, Youth4Climate Communications Intern, is a senior and eco-club president at Otay Ranch High School. She works to develop an engaging and inspiring communications plan to inform, inspire, and engage the Youth4Climate community. Through her love of public speaking and content creating Evalyse plans to expand Youth4Climate’s audiences and captivate their enthusiasm for climate action! She hopes to empower her generation to take action in protecting the planet!

Theo Martien, Eco Club Coalition Intern, is working to develop and expand SD350’s coalition of environmental and social justice oriented clubs. They are a junior at Mt. Everest Academy, where he runs a social justice club. As an intern, Theo hopes to cultivate a community of climate leaders and fight for climate justice.

Keala Minna-Choe, Youth v. Oil Intern, is working to phase out fossil fuels and advocate for a just transition to renewable energy. As a youth, she believes that helping fight our current climate crisis is the best way to help preserve her future. As the Youth v. Oil Intern, she works to design resolutions for students to call upon the CA Governor to stop issuing new oil drilling permits and create a comprehensive plan to phase current oil sites out. Keala is a student at Canyon Crest Academy and hopes to learn more about how she can make the world a better place.