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Holden Dempsey

Holden Dempsey serves as Avodah’s National Service Corps Operations Assistant.

Holden is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a degree in Environmental Sustainability and a minor in German. While there, they focused their studies on the sociocultural aspects of climate change and urban environmentalism, discovering their passion for environmental justice and its impact on marginalized communities in cities around the globe. Holden spent six months abroad in Germany and completed a short tenure at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality before relocating to the Big Apple in hopes of breaking into the nonprofit sector. Outside of Avodah, they enjoy bouncing around to a nice house track, discovering new music, reading up on social theory, and exploring nice parks in foreign cities. Holden is also a DJ and hosts monthly queer parties and drag shows in Brooklyn with their friends.