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Daniel Adel, Online Communications Coordinator

For me, a San Francisco Bay Area local, social and environmental advocacy is deeply personal. I have a strong sense of place shaped by my region’s majestic setting before California’s interior waterways and the vast Pacific Ocean. Raised in an expatriate Bengali family, I developed a checkered identity and a knack to challenge dominant narratives of our world and society at an early age. My thirst for equity and justice came of age when I entered higher education and was introduced to its inspiring communities of organizers, their tireless work, and of others around the greater Bay Area. An advocate of many trades, I campaigned for fossil fuel divestment in the halls of San Francisco State University, and actively organize to draw awareness to climate and environmental justice issues in my ancestral South Asia, and along the refinery corridor of the Northeast San Francisco Bay, where my hometown of Benicia, CA resides. A storyteller at heart, I have written for the Earth Island Journal, and have performed writing, communications, and social media outreach roles for Sacred Fire Foundation, Turtle Island Restoration Network, Bioneers, and Save The Bay. I recently graduated from the Environment and Community M.A. program at Humboldt State University, where my thesis research focused on the social movements to protect Bangladesh’s transboundary rivers and ways to build regional cooperation and watershed democracy in South Asia.

  • College & Major:
    • San Francisco State University, B.A., Environmental Studies (Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice), 2014  
    • Humboldt State University, M.A., Social Science, Environment and Community, 2020
  • Past CSSC roles: Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence Organizer (2014)
  • Hometown: Benicia, California
  • Contact: daniel@sustainabilitycoalition.org

Navpreet Khabra, Campaign Director

I’m a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, a hub of environmentalism that sparked my interest in advocacy. During my time as a student, I was able to foster an understanding of preserving the environment and communities disproportionately by environmental injustices. I hope to emerge as an environmental professional that can connect communities to sustainable living.

  • College & Major: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Environmental Studies and Asian American Studies, 2018
  • Hometown: Hayward, California
  • Contact: navpreet@sustainabilitycoalition.org