Nairobi Cratic
Year
2019
Chapter

Nairobi is currently a fellow at Citizens Climate Lobby. At Citizens Climate Lobby, Nairobi testified before the DC City Council regarding the Clean Energy Omnibus bill and the harms that climate change has on communities of color, worked with the Salt Lake City mayor's office to introduce a carbon pricing resolution at the US Conference of Mayors, and wrote policy analyses for federal legislation. Prior to being a fellow, Nairobi was the Director of Operations for a member of Congress, managing a legislative portfolio of telecommunications, energy, climate change, technology, and science. She also supported the member’s role as Congressional Black Caucus Whip and hired junior staffers. During her time on the hill, she worked to protect the FCC Lifeline program, drafted the Top 1% Accountability bill, and drafted amendments to prevent pipelines that harm the Great Lakes. Before moving to DC, she worked as an algebra II, trigonometry and calculus teaching assistant at Chicago State University. In addition to her work experience, Nairobi volunteers with the Climate Emergency Coalition - leading federal policy strategies, at the DC Youth Services Center, Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop, and delivers meals for Food and Friends. She is also a classically trained cellist.

A native of Milwaukee, WI, Nairobi earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University and a bilingual master's degree in comparative politics and public policy from the Universite de Montpellier in Montpellier, France.