Winter Snitz-Meza is Turn Forward’s Government and External Affairs Director. He brings more than a decade of experience working with federal, state, and local governments, as staff to elected and appointed leaders in the legislative and executive branches and at advocacy organizations. As National Deputy Director of Policy and Legislation at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and before that at the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Winter developed and executed strategies to advance civil rights policies. Winter directly saw climate change’s disproportionate impacts on historically-neglected, BIPOC communities as he assisted Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans, instilling in him a strong interest in the renewable energy transition. Since then, the impacts of Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Fiona in Puerto Rico further ignited his passion for ensuring all communities are equitably included in the 21st Century green economy.