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Tierney Sheehan

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Tierney Sheehan is the Communications Intern for Rocky Mountain Institute. Within her role she supports the Media Relations and Social Media Team.


Tierney is a recent UCLA graduate with a major in Communications, a minor in Food Studies, and a concentration in Film. Prior to joining the RMI team, Tierney interned at various non-profit organizations and companies in the sustainable food space including Beyond Meat and the Good Food Institute. In both roles, she supported the companies’ marketing and innovative endeavors through creating brand content and conducting systemic analysis. She recently received her Permaculture Design Certification in Costa Rica and is passionate about permaculture, a closed-loop regenerative design philosophy, as one solution to solving the climate crisis.

Tierney is excited to contribute to the RMI team as she is inspired by their holistic, equitable approach to securing a low-carbon future.


B.A in Communications, Minor in Food Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Awards: 2018-2019 Marcie Rothman Centennial Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Climate Leaders and Changemakers

RMI STATEMENT FOR PRIDE MONTH: We at RMI proudly stand with our LGBTQ+ staff, contractors, partners, and supporters in celebrating Pride Month. We believe this is an opportunity to acknowledge the LGBTQ+ community’s contributions to the energy transition and the fight against climate change. Pride Month is a time of…