Labor Day has come and gone, which means a new year of school, of Congressional hearings… and a new group of DC EcoWomen Board Members!
DC EcoWomen has acquired eight new excited and motivated ladies to join the Board. Though they all currently live in DC, they hail from many different parts of the world – even Belgium! Read more about our new Board Members below. At our next EcoHour or volunteer event, give them a hello!
Katharine Eaton; Membership
Katharine Eaton was born in Georgia and moved to Belgium when she was six years old. She earned her M.A. in Communications from the Free University of Brussels and her M.A. in International Relations and Conflict Management, with a concentration in Environmental Politics, from the Catholic University of Leuven. After nearly two decades abroad, she moved back to the States when the program she was working for relocated to DC.
Katharine loves reading novels, simplifying recipes, craft projects, and crossing items off her bucket list. She lives in the District with her husband.
Allyson Shaw; Membership
Allyson Shaw grew up on the Kansas side of Kansas City. After studying journalism at the University of Kansas, she moved to Rome, Italy for one year. A communications job at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund brought her back to the States last fall.
Allyson is pumped to learn more about the environment while socializing with some spectacular ladyfriends with DC EcoWomen. In her free time, she eats a lot of cheese and tries to master the choreography to Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.”
Maggie Wendler; Membership
Maggie grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before her family settled in Vienna, Virginia ten years ago, but she has only officially called DC home since 2011. Maggie graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Political Science and then attended law school at Emory University to focus on environmental law and energy issues. For the past two years, Maggie has worked for the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, mainly supporting the Beyond Coal Campaign’s east coast region and their efforts to curb the use of coal in energy production and replace it with renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
Maggie is excited to be a part of the DC EcoWomen Board and to be able to work with these awesome eco-minded women and help expand the group’s presence in DC and beyond. When not reading the Clean Air Act, Maggie likes to run and hike with her dog in Rock Creek Park, complete the occasional half marathon, practice yoga, and spend time with friends. She is also trying to get more into biking and brunching since that’s apparently what you do in this town.
Terrie Clifford; Professional Development
Terrie Clifford is from Rochester, New York and became interested in environmental issues after learning that the neighborhood she grew up in is an EPA Superfund site. She works currently as a marketing strategist and business development consultant focused on media and non-profit organizations and is transitioning into environmental work. Her career includes senior marketing and business development positions with U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic and America Online. She began her career in broadcast journalism. She enjoys outdoor adventures in the DC area with her two Greyhounds.
Mona Funiciello; Professional Development
Mona Funiciello’s passion for the environment began while hiking in the Adirondack Mountains in her early 20s. She fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the wilderness and decided to make protecting forests – and other natural resources – her life’s work. She moved to Boston, MA in 2000 to work for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and continued her outdoor adventures. She spent many happy weekends in the White Mountains in NH and took trips to the western U.S., Ireland, and Malaysia, which stoked her interest in global conservation, sustainability, and public policy. In 2011 she graduated with an MA in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and moved to DC to pursue a career in international environmental policy.
Her first event with DC EcoWomen was a mentor dinner. It was a fantastic networking experience that led to her current job as a Climate Policy Fellow at GlobalSolutions.org. When she’s not out and about, Mona can be found in her kitchen cooking French food or lounging around reading her overdue library books.
Kimberlyn Way; Professional Development
Kimberlyn Way grew up in Southern California and moved to Washington DC upon finishing her graduate degree in Fall 2012. She is a Senior Environmental Policy Analyst for ENS Resources and has a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara. Kimberlyn holds specializations in both Water Resources Management and Economics and Politics of the Environment. She has a strong interest in serving the public by ensuring that all citizens have access to clean and safe drinking water while also ensuring that the natural environment and its waterways are protected.
Prior to her environmental career, Kimberlyn gained professional experience in meeting and event planning which she hopes to apply in her new position as a professional development committee member.
In her free time, Kimberlyn likes to explore DC, spend time with friends and family, cook, and watch Parks and Recreation.
Anne Christianson; Programs
Anne Christianson grew up in Minnesota and graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in Environmental Policy, and Oxford University with an MS in Biodiversity Conservation. After following animals around in Cambodia, the Caribbean, and South Africa, she moved to DC in 2011 and now works on environmental and agriculture issues for a Minnesota member in the House of Representatives. While not holed up on the Hill, Anne enjoys exploring the parks on the East Coast, reading, and traveling abroad.
Anne attended an EcoWomen event during her first week in DC, and is excited to join the community of strong, environmentally-focused women on the board!
KC Stover; Programs
KC Stover is a recent transplant from the Boston area. With a background in wildlife conservation and green business, KC is excited about many intersecting facets of the environmental field. She graduated from the College of Wooster and earned her MBA in 2011 from Suffolk University in Boston. Before moving to DC, she worked on ocean conservation issues and for a green agriculture startup. KC works at Defenders of Wildlife in the Conservation Science and Policy department on a wide variety of projects including wildlife conservation in the farm bill, supporting the endangered species policy team and a corporate partnership.
In her free time KC enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, running and enjoying the many awesome activities that DC has to offer.