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Introducing Three New Colleagues

We are excited to welcome two new program officers, joining our Climate and Clean Energy and Human Rights teams, and a program associate joining our Community and Opportunity team.

Evan Carlson joins us as a program officer for the Climate and Clean Energy program, where he will focus on state and federal climate policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Evan served as the deputy director for media and external affairs for climate for the World Wildlife Fund, where he developed and implemented climate and clean energy campaigns—engaging state and regional partners at the local level, coordinating national coalition partners to enact strategies around shared goals, and creating and executing communications plans to influence global climate diplomacy. Evan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bates College and a master’s degree in international communication from American University.

Rose Cahn joins us as a program officer with the Human Rights program, where she will focus on criminal justice and immigrant rights. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rose served as the managing attorney at Immigrant Legal Resource Center, where she oversaw the organization’s national work at the intersection of criminal and immigrant justice. Rose has worked closely with stakeholders from the immigrant and criminal justice sectors to pass local, state, and federal policies that protect the rights of all people, regardless of where they were born or contact with the criminal legal system. Previously, she clerked for Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rose currently serves on the board of directors of For The People, and on the advisory board of La Defensa. She received her juris doctor from New York University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where she majored in government and Latin American studies.

Sophie Amid-Hozour joins us a program associate for the Community and Opportunity program, where she will focus on organizational effectiveness and journalism. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2023, Sophie worked at various nonprofits around the Bay Area, including Humanity United and Catholic Charities Youth Club in East Palo Alto. Additionally, Sophie worked at Plug and Play Tech Center, a corporate innovation platform, working to bring more diversity to Silicon Valley. Her prior experiences include creating an accelerator program for underrepresented startup founders, as well as volunteer management and program development. Sophie received her master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on social change and innovation from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in women and gender studies from Santa Clara University.

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