Colette works out of the Atlanta headquarters and leads all aspects of staffing and programming to advance the USHRN vision and mission. For over 11 years, Colette worked to advance human rights in the post-Katrina,post- BP Gulf Coast focusing on Global Migration, Community Economic Development, Climate Justice, and Equitable Disaster Recovery. Colette served as a lead coordinator for the Gulf South Rising regional initiative around climate justice in the South. In 2016 Colette was named a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity. In 2015 Colette was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow and was awarded the US Human Rights Network Movement Builder Award for her climate equity work across the Gulf South. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Studies from Kenyon College and her Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. Colette’s movement inspirations include: Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Nelson Mandela and Lauryn Hill. She represents USHRN in the following allied spaces: US Climate Action Network; Southern Movement Assembly Governance Council; building Human Rights at Home Lawyers Network.