Illuminate is dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a circular future. Our goal is to use the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world, inspire millions of people to walk that path with us, and show that the time for action is now.

Alexandra Moeser

Alexandra Moeser

Alexandra Moeser is the founder of Illuminate Magazine.

Anush Arvind

Anush Arvind

Anush Arvind graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA and has extensive experience as a journalist, most recently at the Daily Bruin. He hopes to attend law school soon, but, in the meanwhile, is content with playing historical grand strategy games on his (beautiful) PC, staring at Netflix’s titles page and generally living Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.”

Kierstin Blatzheim

Kierstin Blatzheim

Kierstin Blatzheim is a current undergraduate in Environmental Science at UCLA where she relies a little too much on iced coffee to get her through her 8am classes. With a passion for all things sustainability, she’s a Program Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability at UCLA and a staff writer at Illuminate. Away from her studies, she enjoys soaking up the sun on the beach, camping under the stars and gardening in her apartment.

CONTRIBUTING EXPERTS

Anna Maria Desipris

Anna Maria Desipris

Anna Maria is a beekepeer, herbalist, doula, professor and farmer. As Managing Partner at About and For Sustainability, she’s educated hundreds of students in permaculture, urban farming, medicinal herb growing, and beekeeping. She’s currently rehabilitating over 100 acres of Missouri heartland in their latest venture: Cedar Bloom Farm. 

Stacey Stormo

Stacey Stormo

Stacey Stormo is a Sustainability Consultant and Strategic Designer based in Orange County, CA. She’s the Founder and CEO of Stormo & Co. Sustainability Design, a sustainability consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses balance people, planet and profit. When she’s not out saving the world, Stacey spends her time biking, cooking, gardening and playing tug-of-war with her dog Dawson (sadly, she always seems to lose).

Join the Team!

We’re always on the lookout for the latest  news, inspiring stories and
reader insights. If you have an idea that you think would be a great fit for
Illuminate Magazine, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Pitch us your
story by sending your submission to: [email protected]