Our Staff

Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Through media, teaching and convening we empower new voices and elevate compelling ideas. Here's the team that makes it happen on a daily basis.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno is the Director of The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the creator and host of Planet Forward. He was formerly CNN's DC bureau chief, as well as anchor, interview host...

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Director, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.A., Communication Studies, Bridgewater College; Master's in Legislative Affairs, George Washington University

What you do at Planet Forward: Keep the trains running on time. I...

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Senior Managing Editor, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.A. in English; journalist for (mumblemumble) years for McClatchy-Tribune news wire, where I created a weekly Green news section and was the recruiter and supervisor of arguably the hardest working cogs in the wheel...

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Program Assistant, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.S. in Business Administration. I have experience in non-profit, corporate and university environments pertaining to sales, marketing and accounting. Quite the smorgasbord.

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Educational Partnerships Coordinator, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: I have a Ph.D. in mass communication and media studies and am an Assistant Professor at GW's School of Media and Public Affairs. I've traveled to 36 countries on 6 continents and have been...

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Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward

I am a senior at GW studying Journalism in SMPA. I am most interested in climate justice and the intersection between the food system and climate change. I also interned for Planet Forward in the spring of 2015. 

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Graphics Editor, Planet Forward

I am a sophomore at American University studying political science and graphic design. In addition to Planet Forward, I've worked for schools, businesses, newspapers and political organizations. I'm a big fan of tennis, playing clarinet, and...

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Assignment Editor, Planet Forward

I'm a senior at the George Washington University, studying Journalism and Mass Communication. Along with being Planet Forward's Assignment Editor, I also work at GW's Center for Career Services and I'm the Assistant Public Relations Director for...

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