Laura has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Prior to working at WSPR, Laura directed programs for two national nonprofit organizations based in Seattle. She is a primary author on over 20 sustainability curriculum publications, including a full-length high school textbook on sustainability challenges and solutions. Laura spent several years as a science and global issues educator, teaching undergraduate labs, high school and middle school courses. She holds a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and a bachelor’s in ecology and society from Hendrix College.
Lilly Adams | Security Program Organizer
Lilly coordinates WPSR’s nuclear arms abolition campaign, working to build a state-wide coalition, engage with elected officials, and promote education and awareness of this issue. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Society and Environment and is passionate about promoting environmental and social justice through community organizing. Lilly has worked as a community organizer with groups including CALPIRG, Food & Water Watch, Students Against Fracking, and Corporate Accountability International. She completed a year-long training program with Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing.
Sarah Cornett | Climate Program Organizer
Sarah organizes WPSR's Climate Program, representing members in Washington coalitions to advocate for clean energy and environmental justice. Her organizing background includes a progressive political campaign in rural Missouri and food access movements. She's also worked for her hometown NPR station. Sarah comes to WPSR from St. Louis, where she received public policy and organizing training through a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. She studied History at Whitman College in Walla Walla and edited its student newspaper.
Claire Summa | Administrative and Communications Assistant
Claire assists with office administration and communications. She started with WPSR as a Social Media Ambassador in the summer of 2017, coordinating Twitter and Facebook posts as well as outlining a coalition website. As an undergraduate student in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, Claire is involved with a variety of organizations focused on public health, writing, and policy. Before joining WPSR, she worked as a blogger on a documentary about community resilience following the demolition of a local writing center.
Maia Sugiyama | Security Program Intern
Maia is the Security Program Intern, supporting the nuclear weapons abolition program. She is an undergraduate at the University of Washington studying Medical Anthropology and Global Health, graduating in Spring 2018. She is focused on examining health through cultural, economic and industrial contexts, and is interested in working on community outreach and communication within the non-profit sector.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.