Kai Mateo is the federal climate campaign manager for Maryland LCV, New Jersey LCV, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and New York LCV.. He crafts strategy, liaises with the National League of Conservation Voters, and coordinates the state teams as they fight for strong federal climate legislation in Congress. Before joining LCV, Kai worked as a regional relational organizing manager for the Democratic National Committee, where he was part of a team that built a groundbreaking, nationwide relational organizing program.
Kai has extensive experience in political campaigns, community organizing, and grassroots capacity-building with a variety of organizations, including the Recovery Advocacy Project, the Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People and Families Movement, the City of South Bend, the Leading Change Network, the Bloomberg City Leadership Initiative, and the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a teaching fellow for Professor Marshall Ganz. He is a graduate of Deep Springs College and Harvard College, where he was a Gardner Fellow and a Mellon Mays Fellow. Raised in San Diego, Kai now lives in Philadelphia.