Behnosh Najafi, PhD believes that grass roots organization at the local level is one of the best ways to develop and support climate legislation and policies that protect the environment as well as vulnerable communities. She is driven to do this work to support a verdant and just world for her young daughter and the generations to come. Her work with SSCAN is broad in scope and includes engaging local legislators, initiating letter writing campaigns and coordinating and supporting the work of other environmental groups. She looks forward to SSCAN’s growth and hopes to see many more environmental caucuses at the state district level in the years to come. Behnosh lives in South Seattle with her family and in her other life does User Experience Strategy and Research.