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Graciela Montgomery

Executive Director/Board Chair

Graciela is a Human Resources executive (Calavo, NPR, Deckers) combining leadership and tactical knowledge to create innovative and practical solutions. Experienced in diverse industries and cultures, including entrepreneurial and established organizations in media, consumer products, financial & professional services and technology. Co-Chair: Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara.

Sarah Ream

Vice President

Sarah Ream has had the climate and activism on her mind since circulating a petition to save the baby seals in grade school. Since then, she has worked as a theatre director and teacher in the United States and England and taught English and Theatre for many years at Phillips Exeter Academy. Throughout it all, she has maintained a commitment to environmental issues in a variety of ways – none more exciting than her work with Bluedot.

Nicki Miller

Secretary Treasurer

Nicki Miller edits Bluedot San Diego and Santa Barbara websites and newsletters. She has been creating content and editing for more than 20 years, working at The Washington Post, Martha's Vineyard Magazine, Women's Running Magazine, and San Diego Humane Society. Nicki wants to contribute to a more eco-friendly world and has a particular interest in articles about taking care of people and animals, and how that leads to a healthier planet.

Lucas Thors

Program Director

Lucas Thors, former assistant editor at the Martha's Vineyard Times, has been writing for Bluedot Living for years, and has won multiple regional journalism awards for environmental and transportation reporting. He is originally from Martha's Vineyard, and is passionate about all things related to sustainability.

Student Advisors

Annabelle Brothers

Student Advisor

Annabelle Brothers graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Valedictorian of her class. She is a freshman at Yale University. Annabelle served as the president of her high school’s environmental group, Protect Your Environment Club. She worked closely with the Bluedot Institute conducting interviews, writing essay and was on-camera as a journalist for the Bluedot Institute filmed interviews. Annabelle is passionate about fighting climate change and work for environmental justice. Annabelle plans to study Environmental Engineering. She hopes to eventually take her skills overseas and help promote green urbanism in developing countries.

Juliet Falk

Student Advisor

Juliet Falk is a driven and passionate senior at the Bronx High School of Science in NYC, known for her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact in her community and fostering a connection with the natural world. She is a proud member of Model UN and DECA, and is captain of the girls varsity volleyball team. Looking ahead, Juliet aspires to pursue a career that allows her to combine her love for the natural world, community engagement, and problem-solving.

Dorje Dixey

Student Advisor

Dorje Dixey is a freshman at Tulane University. While at Milton Academy he enjoyed leadership roles as dorm monitor as a board member of the school Economics Club, and he played on the Boys Varsity Basketball team.

Cleo Carney

Student Advisor

Cleo is entering her senior year at Elmwood School in Ottawa, Canada. She's has become a prolific writer and contributor to the Bluedot Institute and several of her interviews, food segments and essays have been published on the Bluedot Living Hub website. She has also served as a journalist for the Bluedot Institute filmed interviews. She is active in her school community, on Student Council, the cross-country team, and runs Climate Crew, Model UN, Healthy baking club. She will sit for the International Baccalaureate in Spring.