Our Staff

Jesse Velazquez

Climate Justice Manager


As Climate Justice Manager for the Ohio Environmental Council, Jesse works to bring recognition for inequitable social conditions exacerbated by climate change and help advocate for equitable solutions that empower marginalized communities. Jesse worked for years in retail management before his passion for environmental justice and climate action led him to pursue an education and career path to better impact his community.

Jesse earned a BA in Sustainability and the Environment from Florida International University and is a resident of Cincinnati, OH, where he also spent his childhood. Jesse interned with Green Umbrella and Greater Cincinnati’s Regional Climate Collaborative to work on equitable climate action locally. Jesse is an avid hiker and is working towards completing the Buckeye Trail to see Ohio at the pace of 3 miles per hour.

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