Alicia Kolar Prevost is Director of Voter Mobilization at Environmental Defense Fund and Executive Director of Defend Our Future, a new campaign to mobilize young voters around climate action. Before joining EDF, Dr. Prevost was Deputy Director of the Climate Action Campaign, which helped secure the first ever carbon pollution standards for power plants, a major step toward fighting global warming.
Her experience in non-profit and political campaign management also includes work at the Democratic National Committee, two Democratic national conventions and three presidential campaigns. She served in the Clinton administration as a special assistant to Secretary Andrew Cuomo at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also worked for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Harvard Institute of Politics and American University’s Campaign Management Institute.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Prevost has a PhD in political science from American University, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a BA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.