About Yesh Pavlik

Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Director, Climate Corps®


Areas of expertise:

Climate Corps, corporate partnerships, corporate sustainability, community management, climate career mentoring


Yesh Pavlik Slenk manages the Climate Corps® network of more than 3000 sustainability professionals worldwide. Climate Corps is an innovative fellowship program that places graduate students into companies, cities and nonprofits to help advance clean energy projects and climate goals. Collectively, fellows have helped identify energy savings worth more than $1.6 billion, the equivalent of over 2.2 million metric tons in carbon emissions. Yesh manages communications, events, mentorship, strategy and professional development for the global network.

Yesh also hosts the podcast, Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers. The podcast features up-close conversations with CEOs, sustainability experts, innovators and career changers who are turning climate awareness into action. The diverse array of guests share their inspiring journey to environmental jobs, and how listeners can follow in their footsteps to get paid to help save the planet.


Yesh has worked at EDF since 2013. Prior to joining Climate Corps in 2015, Yesh served on EDF’s Development Events team supporting events and meetings related to EDFs donors and board of trustees. She has spent her entire career serving mission driven organizations including in the arts, outdoor education and microfinance sectors.


  • MPS in Masters of Non-profit Management and Public Service, Marquette University
  • BA in Urban Affairs, Manhattan College