Kendra Harris joined The Climate Center as the Government Affairs Manager in January 2024. The Government Affairs Manager is responsible for The Climate Center’s policy advocacy in California, primarily focused on policymaking in Sacramento to realize the ambitious and urgently needed goals of our Climate-Safe California campaign.
Kendra has worked for 20 years in government relations and public policy with experience in both the government and non-profit sectors. She is especially dedicated to policy, systems change, and programmatic efforts involving educational equity, health and human services, the welfare of women and girls, and social justice movements. She has led teams, developed and executed fundraising strategies, supported executive board members, and designed and implemented strategic advocacy plans. In addition, she has represented organizations to the media, government officials, coalition partners, and the public. She is excited to use her expertise to contribute to the significant body of climate change plans and activities underway to reduce climate-driven risks to the state’s economy, environment, and human well-being.
Kendra is a native of Southern California and studied at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She resides in Sacramento and enjoys traveling, cooking elaborate meals, and reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels.