Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Network Manager, Climate Corps, Chicago, IL

Area of Expertise: Climate Corps, corporate partnerships, corporate sustainability, community management

Yesh manages the Climate Corps network of more than 2300 sustainability professionals worldwide. Climate Corps is an innovative fellowship program that places graduate students into companies, cities and nonprofits to help advance clean energy projects and climate goals. Yesh oversees strategy, communications, events and professional development for the network.

She is also the host for the Degrees podcast featuring up-close conversations with changemakers who are actively using their careers to make a meaningful impact. The diverse array of guests share the inspiring things they are doing but also how they got there and how listeners can follow in their footsteps to join their influential ranks.

Yesh has worked at EDF since 2013. Prior to joining Climate Corps in 2015, she served on EDF’s Development Events team supporting events and meetings related to EDFs donors and board of trustees. She has spent her entire career serving mission-driven organizations including in the arts, outdoor education and microfinance sectors.

Posts by this author

Generation climate: Filling the void

The demand for training programs and opportunities that empower Millenials to dive into planet-saving careers is far greater than the supply.

Degrees Episode 02: Chris Castro

Chris Castro is using solar, composting and front yard farming to achieve his mission: make Orlando, Florida, the greenest city in America.

Degrees Episode 01: Steph Speirs

Steph Speirs, CEO and co-founder of Solstice, on transforming the solar energy business model and making it accessible at scale.

Can the circular economy end the era of “Throwaway Living”?

The rise in circularity is allowing businesses to find innovative solutions, such as new products, packaging and business models, to address climate risk.

India’s largest wine producer is helping its customers sip more sustainably

For Sula Vineyards, India’s largest wine producer, sustainability isn’t just an opportunity to save money, it’s key to the vineyard's long-term strategy.

WAYB car seats designed by former Patagonia CEO put safety and sustainability first

The startup WAYB brings its experience in the outdoor gear industry to design safe and sustainable products, like carseats, to families with young children.