Nico Bernal

Program Officer, Washington, DC

Nico Bernal joined Namati in July 2023 as Program Officer for the US Environmental Justice Program to assist US legal empowerment advocates and communities facing environmental injustice. He has dedicated his career to championing human rights at home and abroad through grassroots organizing, fundraising, and poilcy advocacy. His work has centered on environmental justice, immigrant rights, and public health. Starting in 2014, Nico has worked with a variety of political candidates in crafting successful progressive campaigns; these include Lauren Underwood, Vincent Carter, Joe Biden, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossof and more. He has also partnered with several non-profit organizations in multidisciplinary projects seeking public awareness and policy results. The organizations include the ACLU of Georgia, ASPCA, International Rescue Committee, Greenpeace, and Fair Fight. Nico was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia yet also credits his upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia. He is passionate about reading, latin dancing, and producing electronic dance music.