About Wes's Work

Wes Gobar is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment. He is the Executive Director and co-founder of the BlackOak Collective, a Black environmental networking & career development organization. He is also a co-founder of Evergreen Action and currently sits on their Advisory Board after previously serving as Coalitions Lead. In addition, Wes serves on the Advisory Board for ClimateVoice, and is a member of the Green Leadership Trust.

Prior to joining the climate movement, Wes was an aide to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in history. His interest in advocacy began in Charlottesville as a racial justice student organizer at UVA. Wes’s writing has been published in Vox and the Washington Post. In 2022, Wes was named to the Grist 50 Climate Fixers list of emerging climate leaders working on real world solutions to our planet's biggest problems.