- Team Members
Kaia Rose is a filmmaker dedicated to meaningful and curious storytelling that enacts powerful change. She has been working with Connect4Climate since her award-winning web-series Climate Countdown won a Film4Climate award in 2016. Over her career she has directed and edited short documentaries and films for festivals, produced animated TV series for Disney Jr, managed archive footage on PBS feature docs, and traveled the world filming stories as a 'one-woman-band' in her role as a climate communicator. As a freelance filmmaker Kaia has created video content for the World Bank, UN Global Compact, UN Foundation, Our Climate, Rachel's Network, 350.org, The Juilliard School, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Kaia previously lived in England where she graduated with first class honors from the University of Bristol and worked as an animation producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-award winning studio ArthurCox.
Dany Oliveira is a marketing and communication specialist experienced in brand management and rapid-growth startup culture. Dany worked as a marketing manager for two major Portuguese brands, where he was responsible for coordinating the marketing teams and managing budgets. He contributes to the staging of worldwide sporting events like UEFA Champions League and World University Championship Futsal. Dany is highly skilled in digital marketing, with a focus on optimizing market performance. He holds a degree in journalism and a master's in marketing strategy from the University of Minho in Portugal. Born in France, Dany wants to make an impact in the world by taking on climate change and inspiring others to do the same.
Over the past 18 years, Massimiliano has had the privilege to work on a broad array of projects dedicated to improving understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders. Concurrently, he has focused on building innovative partnerships with organizations and leaders in both the public and private sectors in Europe and the Far East. Massimiliano has also worked for Reuters, for the Italian Council, and as an entrepreneur. In 2005, he joined the academic world as a professor of Public Affairs and International Marketing and Communication, teaching at and collaborating with Italian universities in Milan and Gorizia. Massimiliano is an economist, and holds a Ph.D. in the field of Psychology of Communication Across Cultures.
Roberto Razeto has worked in the fields of communication and international relations for more than 10 years, as a teacher and manager at IULM University in Milan and as a communications consultant for the Italian government and multilateral organizations. With an advanced specialization in lobbying and public affairs gained at American University in Washington, D.C., he has been working within the Connect4Climate team since 2012, when the campaign was just getting started.
Ryan P. Smith writes, edits, formats, uploads and curates content for Connect4Climate's website. He also regularly drafts and revises offline C4C materials. Ryan graduated Stanford University in 2017 with an interdisciplinary degree in Science, Technology & Society and takes pride in his ability to translate complex ideas into clear but stylish language. In his off time, Ryan is partial to crossword puzzles, movies and video games.