Meet the Team
Fellows + Interns
Previous Fellows + Interns
Kat Schroeder Mora
Kat Schroeder Mora (they/she) grew up on Kumeyaay land in San Diego. They have always been an artist, playing with art-making since she was big enough to hold a pencil. As a creative professional, Kat has experience teaching art, live painting, leading community workshops, and graphic designing in corporate, non-profit, and grassroots spaces. They earned their BFA in Art & Design with a concentration in Studio Art from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. Her studio practice has become about healing, exploring the process of making paintings as a way to ground the body after trauma and to connect with other survivors. Their creative freelance work is focused on supporting marginalized people who are working towards a better world for their communities.
Originally a Graphic and Web Design fellow, Kat is grateful to continue working with the Climate Science Alliance as the Graphic and Web Designer where they feel privileged to be adding her creative energy to the Alliance’s efforts and honored to have the opportunity to build relationships with the Alliance’s many community partners.
Marissa Weaselboy (Yomba Shoshone Tribe enrolled citizen / Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Montana) served as the Indigenous Climate Stewardship Lead in a shared position with the Desert Research Institute (Reno, NV) and the Climate Science Alliance. In her role, she lead efforts to strategize and implement methods that encourage collaboration and strengthen community relationships within a reciprocal and respectful framework. Specifically, she guided efforts to develop, organize and support the Great Basin Tribal Alliance, which intends to bring together Tribal partners to form a Tribal Working Group for Nevada.
Karla Nailea Monroy
Karla Nailea Monroy (she/her) joined the team in 2023 as a NASA intern between the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and Climate Science Alliance (Alliance). During her spring season with the Alliance, Karla worked closely with the Alliance team on climate science education efforts as part of the Climate Kids Hub and Traveling Trunk programs, and in broadening outreach efforts underway as part of the Baja Working Group and bi-national partnerships. Read Karla's internship reflections here.