About Dyanna's Work

Dyanna Jaye is pursuing a Masters in City Planning (class of ’24) in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She is studying policies to guide long-haul economic transition pathways to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Before graduate school, Dyanna organized with grassroots movements to design and win climate policy for over a decade. She co-founded the Sunrise Movement where she helped launch the Green New Deal and win federal climate policy. As the National Organizing Director, Dyanna supported the movement to grow to 500 local chapters and elevate climate change as an urgent issue across the United States. Before Sunrise, Dyanna organized to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure and led international campaigns to raise the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement. Dyanna is a chapter author in Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can and she recently published a series of reflections on organizing with Convergence Magazine.