As corporate Accountability Research Specialist, Aliya investigates and exposes polluters that attempt to confuse the public and cast doubt on climate change.
She wrote and produced the first Greenpeace report on Koch Industries in March 2010, detailing the climate denial activities of the Koch brothers, Charles and David. The report was cited heavily in an August 2010 New Yorker article, and also covered by the New York Times, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, ClimateProgress, the Huffington Post, and Agence France-Presse.
Prior to joining Greenpeace, Aliya was a grassroots organizer at the Sierra Club and at the California Public Interest Research Group. While completing her graduate studies, Aliya worked as a communications coordinator with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the US Global Change Research Program, to improve Federal agency communication of climate science research. She also served as a research assistant for the Yale Project on Climate Communication and as an intern for the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Aliya holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale University and a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Cornell University.