Abby Lois

Executive Director

Abby has a diverse background in environmental & social justice organizations. She is an elected delegate of the John Muir Sierra Club Executive Committee, where she serves on the Equity and Inclusion Committee, the  Personnel Committee, and works on the Beyond Coal team. In 2018, Abby was the winner of the Wildflower Award for her efforts in mentoring new and existing activists, strategic thinking, and for bringing a warm, and welcoming attitude to  her leadership roles. Abby received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with a certificate in Environmental Studies from UW- Madison in 2017. Throughout college, Abby was the Co-Chair of both REthink Wisconsin and Students for Social Welfare, and served on the former Student Sustainability Council (now CLEAN). Abby has previously been employed by UW-Madison as an Associate Research Specialist studying pollinators and integrated pest management, to reduce pesticide use in agriculture. Abby also works as the Communications Specialist of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. As Executive Director, Abby oversees our workgroups and projects, guides strategic development and member empowerment, manages finances and fundraising, and completes communication and outreach tasks.