Our Staff

Divest Ed has a dedicated staff team who work to support student divestment organizers and coordinate our national divestment work!

Alyssa Lee, Director of Campus Programs, alyssa@betterfutureproject.org

Bio_Alyssa.jpgAlyssa graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Though originally interested in global health, she quickly fell in love with organizing through co-founding the Student Food Collective, an initiative to form a student-run and owned cooperative grocery, and starting the Fossil Free UCLA divestment campaign. She has also served as the Northern California Regional Organizer of the Divestment Student Network and as the Statewide Divestment Organizer for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. She hails from Modesto, CA in the northern Central Valley, and she considers her hometown a critical frontline community when viewing the narrative of climate change on the West Coast.

Gracie Brett, Campus Organizer 


Gracie recently graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Political Science. She became interested in climate justice when she joined her University’s divestment campaign, Fossil Free AU. There, Gracie learned the importance of community and camaraderie in organizing. She views the climate crisis as an opportunity to reshape the global political economy to serve people over profits—seeking prosperity for the people, not the polluters. Her work at Better Future Project seeks not only to fight environmental injustice, but to build a more democratic and equitable society along the way. Outside of organizing, Gracie enjoys contemporary art, free jazz, fitness, and reading. 

Rachel Schlueter, Campus Organizer, rachel@betterfutureproject.org

Bio_Rachel.jpgRachel graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations and Public Health this past May, where she organized with DivestBU. Her work contributed to campaign victories of coal and tar sand divestment in September 2016 and the adoption of a Climate Action Plan that brings BU to carbon neutrality by 2040. Outside of campus organizing, she spent time in Kenya researching postcolonial institutional development, worked for a refugee health organization in Boston, and co-founded the student cooperative BU Community Greenhouse. Rachel is especially excited to support the development of reinvestment tactics, and centers building a movement that prioritizes the intersection of racial justice and climate justice in the United States.

Avi Nguyen, Fall 2018 Campus Organizing Intern, avi@betterfutureproject.org

Divest_Ed_Final_Monts_square.jpgAvi Nguyen is currently a freshman at Boston University. He is a native to Boston and has been involved in social activist organizations for most of his life. He has done work in Dorchester as a youth educator, creating and facilitating workshops about structural and interpersonal racism in America. Avi is interested in studying political science and history as majors in the future. He is very excited to be a part of a climate justice group and is ready to come onboard as Better Future Project’s Campus Divestment intern.

Craig S. Altemose, Executive Director, craig@betterfutureproject.org

Bio_Craig.jpgCraig co-founded Better Future Project in 2011 and has served as its Executive Director since that time. Before starting BFP, he co-founded and led Students for a Just and Stable Future, a statewide student network that engaged students at over fifteen Massachusetts universities on climate policy. Craig holds a B.A. in International Relations from Eckerd College, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. A native of Morris Plains, New Jersey, he now lives with his wife, Rouwenna, in Somerville, MA and enjoys playing Settlers of Catan and other strategy board games when not working for a livable future for all.

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