Shaima Shabaz

Shaima is the Project Manager for CivicSpark Colorado. Originally from Denver, she joined CivicSpark in 2022 to assist with the program’s expansion to Colorado. A current MA candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning, Shaima has a BA in Sociology from CU Boulder and an MA in Responsible…

Skylar Johnson

Skylar joined CivicWell as CivicSpark Regional Coordinator for the Central California region in 2021. She previously worked as Sustainability Specialist for UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services where she managed the Sustainability Education and Outreach Program, annual large waste diversion programs, and supported the integration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into sustainability programs…

Robin Rahil

Robin graduated from the University of California, Merced, with a BA in political science in 2020. Throughout her educational career, she focused on American Politics and Constitutional Law. As a student at UC Merced, she served as the Internal Vice President for the Democrats at UC Merced. As the Internal Vice President, Robin brought several…

Leila Shiblak

Leila Shiblak is the Northern California Regional Coordinator for the CivicSpark program. She began as a 2020-2021 CivicSpark fellow serving with the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Her project work involved developing the City’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan, a document that serves to provide policy and strategy recommendations to support the future of EVs. Leila…

Paulina Mejía

Paulina is a California native who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from Cal Poly Pomona and received a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Environmental Policy from UC Irvine. She served as a previous CivicSpark Fellow for the 2020-2021 service year with the City of Riverside working on COVID-19 Recovery…

Daniel Keim

Daniel moved to Los Angeles in September of 2019. Before then he grew up and lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has gone through a couple of career changes (began his journey in education, then worked with youth), but most recently has enjoyed working in service with Americorps. He served as an Americorps VISTA from August…

Anne Shalamoff

Anne Shalamoff is a Regional Coordinator for the CivicSpark program on the National Service Team. Previously a CivicSpark Fellow herself, Anne worked to increase cross sectoral collaboration and environmental justice efforts by supporting the Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative (ISC3) and Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE) programs through her service at Climate Resolve, a downtown…

Savannah Rose

Savannah Rose joins the Local Government Commission as a Regional Coordinator for the Central Inland region supporting CivicSpark Fellows as they implement climate, water, and opportunity access solutions along the I-5 corridor. Savannah returned to California after receiving her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Stony Brook University in New York. During the 2017-18 service…

Hanna Nielsen

Hanna Nielsen serves as the CivicSpark Training & Engagement Resource Coordinator where she will help support trainings, events, curriculum development and member experience statewide. Prior to joining the Service Learning team in 2021 Hanna served as the Central California CivicSpark Regional Coordinator. Previously, Hanna worked as the Education Coordinator for the Humboldt State University Natural…

Simone Cordery-Cotter

Colorado born and raised, Simone Cordery-Cotter is the Regional Coordinator for CivicSpark’s Sacramento/Sierra region, where she oversees and mentors 14 very talented Fellows working on water and climate changes facing local governments in California. She began her career in corporate marketing and public relations, where she worked as an account manager for an advertising agency…
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