April joined RAN in 2022 as the Research Manager with the Climate & Energy team. An experienced researcher & writer, she guides strategic research for RAN’s campaigns to stop fossil fuel expansion and financing. She also coordinates production of RAN’s annual Banking on Climate Chaos report.

Before joining RAN, she taught environmental studies and history at the college level and published regularly in academic journals. April holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, a M.S. from Tufts University, and a B.A. from Reed College. Outside of work, she has campaigned on climate change, healthcare, and racial justice for more than a decade, working closely with faith communities. She lives in western Massachusetts, where she spends her free time hiking, gardening, and watching dumb TV.