Stephanie Hanson Damassa, Director of Policy Communications
Stephanie Hanson Damassa is the Director of Policy Communications for Climate Nexus, where she develops communications strategies to align with political developments at the federal, state and local level. Based in Washington, DC, she works with Climate Nexus’ partners to strengthen their climate and energy messaging and amplify their efforts.
Prior to joining Climate Nexus, Stephanie worked for the World Resources Institute from 2006-2011, most recently as the communications manager for WRI’s climate and energy program. In this role, she promoted the program’s U.S. climate efforts through media relations, social media, and congressional outreach. She also served as WRI’s communications lead for the UN climate meetings in 2008 and 2009. At WRI she also served as a managing editor for WRI’s flagship publication, The World Resources Report 2008, and as a communications coordinator.
Prior to joining WRI, she managed an urban environmental program at a community action agency in Lowell, Massachusetts. Stephanie holds a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling and biking around Washington, DC.