Quentin James

National Director, Sierra Club Sierra Student Coalition

Quentin James is the National Director for the Sierra Club’s Sierra Student Coalition, the nation’s largest youth environmental organization. There, Quentin directs the organization to train, empower, and organize youth to run effective campaigns that result in tangible environmental victories and develop leaders for the environmental movement. In 2008, Quentin served as the Deputy Youth Vote Director in Ohio for the Obama Campaign where he helped organize 315,000 college students at 32 colleges and universities, and doubled youth voter turnout at the Ohio State University. In 2009 Quentin joined Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick’s legislative staff on Capitol Hill and afterwards served as the Executive Political Aide at Green for All. Quentin’s work has been featured in many national outlets, books, and publications such as the Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, Ebony Magazine, and Tina Rosenberg’s New York Time’s Bestseller “Join the Club.” Currently Quentin serves as a national board member for the NAACP and Headcount. Quentin received a Bachelors of Arts in Africana Studies from Howard University in Washington, DC and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

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