Welcome Aboard Emily!

We are excited to announce a new addition to our team! Emily Terrana has joined us as our Leadership Development Director and Environmental Justice Organizer.

A member of Clean Air since 2015, Emily has served in leadership roles throughout our organization, including as a member of the Tonawanda Coke Campaign Team. Emily brings with her over ten years of organizing and training experience on local, state and federal campaigns on issues of immigration, Paid Family Leave, LGBTQ justice, reproductive health, housing and climate justice.

Emily formerly worked as the Director of Organizing at PUSH Buffalo and as the Western Regional Organizer with the New York American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Emily has tremendous experience in political education, strategy and storytelling, having built and facilitated training programs with local, state, national and international comrades. She believes deeply in a rigorous, disciplined and care centered organizing practice that builds our communities’ power to live in a just, dignified and joyful world we all deserve. Emily grew up in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood, is a proud Mama of three, and lover of grease-cup pepperoni and Paula’s Donuts. Emily holds a degree in Women and Gender Studies from Buffalo State College and has been published in Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology. We’re thrilled to have her join our team!

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