Johanna received her M.Sc. in sustainable innovation from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She first worked with The Democracy Collaborative as a Master’s student while conducting research on how public ownership of electric utilities can be used as a strategy for energy democracy. She also has a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Barnard College, where she was an Athena Scholar for Women’s Leadership. She has organized around climate both in the United States and the Netherlands and most recently worked on divestment campaigns for pension funds, universities, and cultural institutions alongside groups such as Fossil Free NL and BothENDS. She was previously an Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Fellow, working to bridge the gap between scientists and society.
- Open Democracy
Tackling the climate crisis requires public ownership of the energy sector in both the US and UK.
The future of Con Edison Electrical is, rightfully so, questioned amidst power failures and unanticipated outages.
- Progressive Review
A Green New Deal in the US could help break corporate power and control over economic decision‐making, design a just transition for workers, and reimagine neighbourhoods and communities
North Dakota's relative strength through the financial crisis serves as a testimony to the benefits of a public banking system, as home to the first and only public bank in the country.
A solution for urban resilience that’s affordable, sustainable, and creates jobs: a back-to-nature approach called Green Infrastructure.