Kelly Mitchell is the climate and energy director for Greenpeace, based in Chicago. Since 2006, she has worked with citizen activists and organizations across the country to confront corporate polluters and transform US energy policy. She currently leads Greenpeace's campaigns to stop coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest and shut down the remainder of Edison International's aging Midwestern coal fleet.
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.