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Quentin James
 

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Natl Dir
Sierra Student Coaltion
Quentin James is the National Director for the Sierra Student Coalition, the youth arm of the Sierra Club. There, Quentin directs the twenty year old 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. In 2009, Quentin joined Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick's legislative staff on Capitol Hill serving as a staff assistant and legislative correspondent, and afterwards served as the Executive Political Aide for Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins at Green for All. Quentin's work has been featured in many national outlets, books, and publications such as Ebony Magazine, Parade Magazine, the Tavis Smiley Show and Tina Rosenberg's New York Time's Bestseller "Join the Club." Currently Quentin serves as one of the youngest national board members for the NAACP, helping direct the 103 year old organization's youth and young adult engagement. Quentin received a Bachelors of Arts in Africana Studies from Howard University in Washington, DC.

 

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