As the Outreach Program Manager for Lloyd EcoDistrict Joshua coordinates the various programs and outreach events that support the goals of Lloyd EcoDistrict.
Joshua has nearly a decade of outreach and program management experience at renewable energy and social justice non-profits. This includes overseeing solar outreach and education programs with Solar Oregon, coordinating a renewable energy leadership development program at Focus the Nation, and organizing campaigns and training initiatives at Mt. Hood Community College with the Oregon Student Association. Most recently, he managed best practice programs and events for utility company staff across the western United States and Canada with the Western Energy Institute.
Passionate about climate change and energy issues, Joshua is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management at Portland State University. He is also an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional (AP), the only credential demonstrating a commitment to creating sustainable, equitable neighborhoods that meet the EcoDistricts Certified standard.
He is an avid walker and bus user. In his free time, you’ll often find him drinking too much coffee at local cafes, out at music shows, or hiking and camping in Eastern Oregon.
As a Communications and Outreach Specialist, Amy supports the team on the different programs and events.
Amy is currently a graduate student at Portland State University where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to her studies in Portland, she was in San Diego, California where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Urban Studies and Planning. Her main focus in Urban Planning is the environment and she aspires to become an environmental planner. She is passionate about climate change and how it disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and low-income families.
Lloyd EcoDistrict piqued her interest since one of their main goals is to combat environmental injustice. Growing up from an environmentally racist neighborhood herself, she found a passion wanting to fight for equity and justice. She wanted to join the team to share her knowledge and learn sustainable practices and alternatives.
She plays water polo for Portland State University and swims in her free time. Since the pandemic, she has a newfound interest in cooking and trying new recipes. She recently moved to Portland and is open to recommendations to try restaurants and food carts!