Sommer Yesenofski is a Senior Account Executive and has been with RALLY for six years, advancing environmental justice through messaging development, digital strategy, and media relations.
Sommer manages strategic communications for the Center for Biological Diversity to uplift the voices of communities living near fossil fuel infrastructure to become catalysts for clean air and climate justice. With the Center, Sommer works on message development to improve awareness and understanding of the public health and climate impacts of California’s oil industry and urge local and state leadership to pursue transformative climate action.
Working alongside environmental law organization Earthjustice, Sommer also provides event planning and social media strategy to shift the narrative around air quality and climate action to push policymakers to commit to zero-emissions energy, transportation, and building infrastructure.
Alongside the 11th Hour Project, Sommer works with civil society organizations and human rights activists in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to develop compelling messaging and build their communications capacity to advocate for their right to access clean, affordable energy.
Prior to joining RALLY as an intern six years ago, Sommer worked as a policy intern with Music for Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to activating musicians and their fans to provide critical aid to survivors of natural disasters worsened by climate change and urge the United Nations to take global action.
Sommer is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in French. As a Trojan, she worked as a barista and graphic designer at a combination coffee shop and concert venue, managed a lecture series and events for students and faculty, and reported for The Daily Trojan.
Outside of RALLY, Sommer is exploring hiking trails and campgrounds in Southern California with her Border Collie Clover.