Conference Speakers

NWMUN-Seattle 2022 Opening Speaker: Leah Missik

Washington Transportation Policy Manager at Climate Solutions;

Senior Fellow, Environmental Leadership Forum

Leah Missik has served as the Washington Transportation Policy Manager at Climate Solutions since January 2019. In this role, she helps develop and implement policies and conduct research that will accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy, with a focus on the transportation sector. Leah holds her Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with concentrations in Environmental Policy and International Affairs. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College. Leah is a Jackson Leadership Fellow, an alum of Leadership Tomorrow, and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.

As a volunteer, Leah collaborates with Russian environmental activists, translating their work into English. With the rest of her time, Leah enjoys long-distance running and bicycling, adventuring, and practicing her Russian.

Climate Solutions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. To drive public policy change faster and to foster more private innovation, Climate Solutions primarily works to pass and implement policies at the state level and in major jurisdictions using the tools of advocacy, research, communications and organizing outreach. Climate Solutions primarily works in the state legislatures, with the utility commissions and regulatory agencies, at times directly with voters on initiatives, and also with major counties and cities to drive down pollution and increase the uptake of needed solutions.

Climate Solutions works in partnership with an increasingly diverse and broad group of allies including many communities of color and labor unions, businesses, environmental, and public health organizations. Climate Solutions works to build truly deep, diverse partnerships and collaborate authentically with communities that have been, are, or will be most affected by climate change and the transition to clean energy.