Damien Jones is the Outreach Specialist for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In his role, Damien works to increase access to solar power in communities of color and in low-income communities, and on policy reforms that can support coastal communities facing permanent inundation. Before joining UCS, Damien worked for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as a program coordinator at the foundation’s Leadership Institute. Damien is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a co-founder of the activist movement Houston Justice, and a motivational speaker on leadership and social justice. He earned a B.A. in public affairs from Texas Southern University.