Lissie is an alumni of ACE’s Fellowship program, former member of ACE’s Campaigns Youth Leadership Team, and a Youth Advisory Board member of ACE based in Jacksonville, Florida. They assist ACE’s staff in developing strategies and innovative approaches for campaigns in key states, creating pathways for increased power-sharing between youth and ACE’s team, and elevating youth leadership and their voice within the climate movement across the nation.
Alongside joining ACE in 2020, Lissie has worked with elected officials and nonprofit organizations throughout the past few years. Within these roles, they have allied with marginalized community members to address issues such as environmental justice, health and educational disparities, racial equity, and LGBTQ+ rights. Their professional experience includes community organizing, network building, and leadership management.
Lissie was raised in New Jersey and has lived in Florida for the last 6 years. They are currently studying at the University of North Florida to pursue sociology and public policy with a concentration in Africana studies.
Known for their bold voice, Lissie devotes themself to the empowerment of BIPOC voices within the intersection of social justice movements. They also love reading, dancing, and binge-watching documentaries as well as cooking and blasting Bad Bunny as they drive with the windows rolled down.