Tierney Sheehan

Tierney Sheehan

Tierney Sheehan is the former communications lead for the RMI Islands Energy Program, a part of the broader RMI Global South Program, focused on partnering with over 20 Caribbean islands nations to accelerate their transition to clean, resilient and affordable energy for all communities.

Tierney supported the program in amplifying their regional and international impact through leveraging her skills in social media strategy, media relations and story-driven video content, among other communications and marketing tactics.


Prior to joining RMI over 2 years ago, Tierney interned at various nonprofit organizations and companies in the sustainable-food space, including Beyond Meat and the Good Food Institute. In both roles, she contributed to the companies’ marketing and innovative endeavors by creating brand content and conducting systematic analysis. At Beyond Meat, she supported the social media efforts around the launches of five nationwide food-service partnerships, including Dunkin’, KFC, and Subway.

Tierney has over seven years of experience in film and video journalism and is passionate about sharing personal stories through compelling video content.


BA, Communications (minor in Food Studies), University of California, Los Angeles (2016–20)
Awards: 2018–19 Marcie Rothman Centennial Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship
Certifications: Permaculture Design Certification (2020)