Jess Grady-Benson

Jess Grady-Benson is an artist, organizer, and facilitator living in Seattle, Washington. Jess has been a member of the PeoplesHub team since the beginning. Jess has roots in the climate justice, racial justice, youth organizing, and popular education leadership development. As a student, Jess launched and co-led Claremont Climate Justice – one of the first victorious fossil fuel divestment campaigns in the country. She went on to support racial, economic, and environmental justice campaigns, and helped launch the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network as the Director of Training. In recognition for her leadership in the youth climate justice movement, Jess was a recipient of the Brower Youth Award. Jess is curious about how we can build more sustainable, creative, and transformative movements, and make the tools for revolution more accessible. She believes deeply in the power of learning together to transform our relationships, ignite our creativity, and grow our collective power.