Richard is the Organizing and Training Manager for Defend Our Future, and helps train and mentor campus ambassadors who advocate for climate justice and clean energy solutions within their communities and on their college campuses. With his experience in community organizing and training in Diversity Equity and Inclusive topics, Richard helps equip the campus ambassadors with the skills and training needed to help uplift marginalized voices in climate spaces. Richard studied Sociology and communications at the University of Arizona and lives in Phoenix, but spends a lot of time in Colorado.