Maleeka Marsden is Co-Director of Policy at Climate Action Campaign, San Diego’s leading climate watchdog organization.  At CAC, Maleeka works with cities in the region to develop, pass, and implement strong Climate Action Plans. She also authors the annual Climate Action Plan Report Card to keep cities transparent to the public and accountable to meeting their climate commitments. 

Maleeka is also leading CAC’s efforts to bring a local Green New Deal to the region--a San Diego Green New Deal--by coordinating grassroots efforts and a growing alliance of organizations. Maleeka is passionate about growing the people power to fight the climate crisis and believes that empowering communities to engage in our political systems are key to achieving that end. 

She has a B.A. from Colorado College.