Chapter Organizers


Kerri Metz

Co-Founder, Co-Chair

Kerri Metz currently works as an Energy Efficiency Analyst at Georgia Power, where she helps to design and implement various energy efficiency programs for the residential and commercial sectors. She previously worked as a Policy Analyst and researcher at Georgia Tech's Energy Policy and Innovation Center, where she focused primarily on energy policy, urban planning and carbon capture strategies. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S., and then proceeded to earn her Masters of Environmental Management at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. During this time she also worked at the United Nation's Sustainable Energy Division and for a number of different research institutes before returning home to Atlanta.

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Jairo Garcia

Co-Founder, Co-Chair

Dr. Jairo Garcia is an expert in sustainable urban development, carbon mitigation, and climate resiliency. His areas of research include performing spatial data analysis for ecological assessments and to identify climate vulnerabilities and risks analysis, Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventories, designing Monitoring and Verification Systems (MRVS), and crafting climate action plans and policies for mitigation and adaptation.

Dr. Garcia is the former Director of Climate Policies and Renewables with the City of Atlanta, and has held positions with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, UCLA, and presently teaches classes at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, an MSc in Management of Information Technologies from Syracuse University, an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability from Pepperdine University.

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Emme Luck

Director of Communications

Emmeline (Emme) Luck has served as the Communications Director of the Atlanta Chapter of the Climate Reality Project since November 2018. Emme is the Policy Associate at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. In this role, she tracks policy trends, conducts research, and provides assistance to various stakeholders. Emme graduated from Emory University in May 2018 with a dual degree in Environmental Sciences and French with a concentration in Sustainability Management through the Goizueta Business School. During her time at Emory, she also worked as the Communications Intern with the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. Emme is also joining the Board of the Atlanta Audubon Society in January 2020. In addition to her passion for environmental sustainability, Emme loves hiking, traveling, and practicing yoga

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Allison Berg

Board Member

Allison Berg is currently an Environmental Project Manager for Underwriter Laboratories. In her professional career she is working to help customers across the global achieve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sustainability standards. Prior to her current position, she gained years of hands on experience in a variety of different chemical and biological labs across the state of Maryland. 

Upon moving to Atlanta in 2018, Allison was determined to become more involved in the community to help bring awareness about climate change. Joining the leaders of The Climate Reality Project allows her to bring her passions involving our current climate crisis to a welcoming community of like-minded individuals. 

Allison holds a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is currently in a graduate program at Johns Hopkins University seeking an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Science (graduating December 2019).

The Climate Reality Project Atlanta fights global warming and climate change.