Ellie Johnston

Ellie Johnston

Ellie Johnston

Engagement Director


Ellie leads Climate Interactive’s global climate and energy efforts. She has built up Climate Interactive’s engagement programs to extend to thousands worldwide from top journalists to leading decision-makers to school children. Through the design of the En-ROADS and C-ROADS simulators and the array of experiences that are used with the tools, Ellie has pioneered approaches to bridging the gap between science and policy. Ellie has been a speaker at UN meetings, the White House, the African Union, and many universities; and her work has been cited in publications like the New York Times, Associated Press, and Washington Post.

Ellie spent years working to increase youth access and participation to the United Nations and engage in the UN climate talks through the non-profit SustainUS. She has also spent time as an encyclopedia editor, a field biologist, and a community organizer.

Work Examples

En Roads Crop

User experience and interface design, and project management


Climate Leader

Creator of system thinking video series

The Climate Leader


Article author on big picture steps to tackle climate change

Achieving a balance of sources and sinks