Kelly Mitchell is the Climate and Energy Campaign Director for Greenpeace, based in Chicago. Since 2006, she has worked with activists and organizations across the country to confront corporate polluters and transform U.S. energy policy. She currently leads Greenpeace's campaign for an economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy, pushing some of the largest companies in the world to embrace wind and solar and working alongside communities to develop a just and democratic energy system.
Kelly previously worked with Greenpeace's Field Organizing team to develop and implement grassroots campaigns in a dozen states. Over her career, she has united diverse groups of people, from steelworkers to farmers to families and environmentalists around the common goal of preventing catastrophic climate change.
Kelly grew up in Los Angeles and studied History at the University of Pennsylvania. When she's not geeking out on the coal industry, Kelly enjoys eating hot peppers and researching novelty beverages.