Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith began organizing around water rights and coal impacts in her New Mexico community as a teenager. After building a coalition with community groups as Campaign Coordinator for New Energy Economy she helped to transition half of the San Juan Generating Station and organized for community solar initiatives: "Sol not Coal". She now serves as National Divestment Organizer with, where she supports national events, staff and youth development through coaching, training, and mentorship. She has helped lead 4 campaigns to commit to fossil fuel divestment thus far and is now focused on youth leadership and political education, while coordinating a coalition reinvestment effort to build strong local networks and move divested funds to towards reinvestment in community owned energy, food and development projects.