Kalyxa is the incoming RAY Fellow and Social Media Coordinator for the Rainforest Action Network. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Business with a concentration in Marketing. While she has always cared deeply for the environment, she began taking her passion for environmentalism seriously as a career path through her involvement as President of the Climate Reality Project at Penn and as a member of Epsilon Eta, the co-ed professional environmental fraternity.
Professionally, she is passionate about leveraging her marketing and communications skills to amplify causes that are important to her, particularly movements for environmental, racial, and economic justice. In addition to her experience in market research, marketing analytics, and social media management, Kalyxa brings her passion for grassroots environmental organizing to the team. You can often find her volunteering with her local Sunrise Movement hub, as well as other local justice organizations and political campaigns. One of her biggest interests is sustainable fashion, and she is invested in learning about sustainable innovations in the fashion supply chain, as well as the concept of the circular economy. Throughout her career, Kalyxa hopes to continue educating and building consensus around these visions of change.
Outside of her professional life, Kalyxa enjoys taking walks with her dog, Pixel, thrift shopping, visiting art museums, picnicking in the park, and immersing herself in a good book (or TV show!). She also hopes to continue practicing her Spanish and studying the art of tarot.