As the Deputy Director for PennEnvironment, Adam helps to coordinate PennEnvironment’s efforts to educate the public about the state’s most pressing environmental issues, increase civic participation, and garner media coverage to inform concerned Pennsylvanians.
Over the last five years, he has worked to pressure decision makers into supporting environmental policies by working with some of the state's largest media outlets, working with and training thousands of Pennsylvanians to demonstrate public support for these initiatives, and building diverse coalitions of elected officials, public health experts, religious leaders, environmental groups and more. Those efforts have lead to stronger national protections from smog and mercury pollution under the Clean Air Act, preventing drilling in the Delaware River Basin, and helping push for strong national fuel-efficiency standards. He currently focuses on building public support for protections from gas drilling and defending the Clean Air Act from polluters.
Before joining PennEnvironment in the fall of 2007, Adam worked as the energy and consumer associate for the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG). During his tenure at NJPIRG he helped to pass one of the nation's strongest renewable energy standards, promote energy efficiency, and promote clean, safe energy production in New Jersey. In addition, Adam has run citizen outreach office in New Jersey and Georgia to mobilize citizens around environmental issues.
Adam graduated from St. John's College- Annapolis in 2005 with a degree in liberal arts.