Center Staff

Our Team

Bethany Davis Noll

Bethany Davis Noll

Exec­u­tive Director

Bethany Davis Noll is an expert in admin­is­tra­tive and envi­ron­men­tal law and an expe­ri­enced lit­i­ga­tor. She is also an adjunct pro­fes­sor at NYU Law and co-chair of the Envi­ron­men­tal Law Com­mit­tee of the New York City Bar Association.

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Jessica Bell

Jes­si­ca Bell

Deputy Direc­tor

Jes­si­ca Bell is an expe­ri­enced attor­ney ded­i­cat­ed to pro­mot­ing the pub­lic inter­est in the envi­ron­men­tal and ener­gy sec­tors. She pre­vi­ous­ly served as the Clean Ener­gy Attor­ney at the Cen­ter, focus­ing on ener­gy law issues at the Fed­er­al Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­mis­sion and on state ener­gy pol­i­cy matters.

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Gladys Limón

Gladys Limón

Senior Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice Advisor

Gladys Limón is an envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice and civ­il rights attor­ney with over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in legal, pol­i­cy, and com­mu­ni­ty-based work. She most recent­ly served as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Cal­i­for­nia Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice Alliance (CEJA), work­ing to advance envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice in state policy. 

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Colin Parts

Col­in Parts

Staff Attor­ney

Col­in Parts is an attor­ney with expe­ri­ence in envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, cli­mate change law, and ener­gy law and pol­i­cy. Pri­or to join­ing the Cen­ter, he was a legal fel­low for the Sier­ra Club’s Envi­ron­men­tal Law Pro­gram, focus­ing on a just tran­si­tion to clean ener­gy, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, and build­ing electrification.

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Rachel Ramirez-Guest

Rachel Ramirez-Guest

Staff Attor­ney

Rachel Ramirez-Guest is an attor­ney with expe­ri­ence in envi­ron­men­tal law and pol­i­cy, includ­ing issues of envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice and munic­i­pal envi­ron­men­tal compliance. 

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Carlos E. Minaya Arnao

Car­los E. Minaya Arnao

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager

Car­los E. Minaya Arnao is a pub­lic health spe­cial­ist and envi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion­ist. He joins the Cen­ter from the bay area in Cal­i­for­nia, where he worked for Mis­sion Neigh­bor­hood Health Cen­ter lead­ing their com­mu­ni­ty out­reach and patient enroll­ment department.

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Sydney Colopy

Syd­ney Colopy

Pro­gram Manager

Syd­ney Colopy is pro­gram man­ag­er at the Cen­ter, where she tracks devel­op­ments in the cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal, and clean ener­gy are­nas, helps main­tain the Center’s Issues in Focus web resource high­light­ing the work of state attor­neys gen­er­al in these are­nas, and man­ages oth­er day-to-day oper­a­tions at the Center.

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Soni Chaturvedi

Soni Chaturve­di

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Dig­i­tal Specialist

Soni Chaturve­di is a cli­mate com­mu­ni­ca­tions and pol­i­cy pro­fes­sion­al with an inter­est in envi­ron­men­tal law, EJ, and clean ener­gy. Before join­ing the Cen­ter, she grad­u­at­ed from the George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty sum­ma cum laude with a BA in Peace Stud­ies with a focus on sus­tain­abil­i­ty and geography.

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Tiernaur Anderson

Tier­naur Anderson

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Dig­i­tal Specialist

Tier­naur Ander­son is a cli­mate com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fes­sion­al with an inter­est in envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice and pol­i­cy. Pri­or to join­ing the Cen­ter, she worked on a cam­paign advo­cat­ing for equi­table EV charg­ing infra­struc­ture in Cal­i­for­nia, and has expe­ri­ence in mak­ing cli­mate action more acces­si­ble for peo­ple at all lev­els of engagement.

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Past Leadership

David J. Hayes

David J. Hayes

Past Exec­u­tive Director

David J. Hayes was the State Impact Cen­ter’s exec­u­tive direc­tor from August 2017 through Jan­u­ary 2021. Hayes now serves in the Biden admin­is­tra­tion as Spe­cial Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent for Cli­mate Policy.

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Elizabeth Johnson Klein

Eliz­a­beth John­son Klein

Past Deputy Director

Eliz­a­beth John­son Klein was the State Impact Cen­ter’s deputy direc­tor from August 2017 through Jan­u­ary 2021. Klein now serves in the Biden admin­is­tra­tion as Senior Coun­selor to Inte­ri­or Sec­re­tary Deb Haaland.

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