Frida Kieninger

Frida Kieninger

Europe Campaign Officer

Brussels, Belgium

Frida Kieninger is a Brussels-based Food & Water Europe campaign officer promoting a ban on fracking in Europe. Working with local European groups and US-based researchers, she raises awareness of the countless risks of hydraulic fracturing. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice. She has dealt with various food and energy issues in the context of EU institutions and Brussels NGOs. To contact her, email her at fkieninger(at)fweurope(dot)org.

Katy Kiefer

Katy Kiefer

Director of Engagement Tools & Data

New York, NY

Katy Kiefer is the Distributed Organizing Director at Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. The Distributed Organizing team engages with volunteers and students across the country to fight for clean water, safe food and a liveable climate. Katy and her team provide trainings, resources, and opportunities to engage in critical and urgent campaigns at the local, state and national level. Prior to joining the Food & Water Watch team in 2010, Katy completed the Green Corps program for environmental organizing and advocacy, and then worked with Green Corps as a Lead Organizer. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in environmental science and a minor in faith-justice studies. She can be reached at kkiefer(at)fwwatch.org.

Krissy Kasserman

Krissy Kasserman

Factory Farm Organizing Director

Atkinson, NC

Krissy Kasserman is Food & Water Watch’s Factory Farm Organizing Manager and is based in Atkinson, NC. Krissy oversees our factory farm organizing and campaign work in several states and at the federal level as we work toward a ban on factory farms and a safer, more sustainable and equitable food system. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch in 2017, Krissy spent 11 years in Pennsylvania as the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper working on coal, fracking and public lands issues. She has a M.P.S. in Community and Economic Development from Penn State and can be reached at kkasserman(at)fwwatch.org.

Renee Jones

Renee Jones

Data Manager

Washington, DC

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Policy Director

Baltimore, MD

Previously a Senior Policy Advocate on the Water and the Climate & Energy Program, Mitch Jones now serves as the Climate & Energy Program Director. He was also the Director of the Common Resources Program and the Fish program at Food & Water Watch. Mitch also worked as the Senior Legislative and Policy Analyst for Food & Water Watch’s Water program. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch, he worked at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, focusing on issues related to food safety and renewable fuel policy. He has appeared on CNBC, Al Jazeera English, and various radio stations across America. He has been quoted in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, the Baltimore Sun and other publications. He holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a M.A.L.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe. Mitch can be reached mjones(at)fwwatch.org.

Hope Hudson

Hope Hudson

Portfolio Management Coordinator

Tallahassee, FL

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Christina Holtzen

Christina Holtzen

Digital Design Lead

Portland, OR

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Luz Hernandez

Luz Hernandez

Digital Campaigner

Oakland, CA

Luz Hernandez is a Digital Campaigner at Food & Water Watch, where she works with our organizers on the ground to help them develop and implement integrated online to offline organizing strategies. In the past, Luz has worked with Planned Parenthood as a Raiz organizer where she helped build long-term community organizing structures in Latinx communities. Most recently, she worked with NextGen Climate in Nevada during the election as their statewide Data Director. She can be reached at lhernandez(at)fwwatch.org. 

Yonit Friedman

Yonit Friedman

Social Media Coordinator

New York, NY

Kira Burkhart

Kira Burkhart

Senior Climate & Energy Researcher

Washington, DC