Hometown:Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Marcela Mulholland was a policy entrepreneur at Next100 and is now political director for Data for Progress, after being promoted from deputy director for climate. At Next100, Marcela worked on issues related to climate change and the Green New Deal, with a particular focus on the intersections of economic and criminal justice.
After growing up in South Florida and experiencing the impacts of climate change firsthand, Marcela chose to dedicate herself to climate change studies and activism. During the fall of 2018, she took a semester off from college to work full-time on the midterm elections with Sunrise Movement, serving as an organizer and spokesperson. Previously, she interned with the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Marcela graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in political science and sustainability studies.
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