About Us

The Post Growth Institute (PGI) is an international organization accelerating the world’s shift to a society that thrives within ecological limits.

Our research explores how to create a fair and sustainable market economy, and is the basis of our published articles, community presentations and the forthcoming book, How On Earth.

The community economy and not-for-profit forms of business offer the greatest hope for designing a thriving, sustainable economy. Hence, our training and consultancies focus on processes that spark local exchange and provide people with the knowledge and resources they need to develop successful, nonprofit enterprises.

We’re not alone in our efforts, we’re part of a movement. Under the #postgrowth banner, we amplify the messages of other like-minded individuals and groups. Our cooperative social media service, for example, creates engaging, original content for member organizations, and uses their collective reach to ensure the widespread distribution of each post.

PGI brings creativity and clarity to complex economic challenges. While we articulate the causes of the harsh realities that underlie our current global predicament, we also outline specific steps toward a thriving, alternative future focused on better, not bigger.

Our Team

Crystal Arnold

Crystal Arnold

Director of Education

Dani Leonardo

Dani Leonardo

Director of Equity

Robert Wanalo Onono

Robert Wanalo Onono

Research Fellow

Donnie Maclurcan

Donnie Maclurcan

Director of Strategy

Natalie Holmes

Natalie Holmes

Managing Editor

Dien Vo

Dien Vo

Board Member

Jessica Lavelle

Jessica Lavelle

Post Growth Fellowship Manager

Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris

Director of Operations

Lina Lefstad

Lina Lefstad

Co-director of Research

Arnaud Diemer

Arnaud Diemer

General Volunteer

Marianna Coulentianos

Marianna Coulentianos

Co-director of Research

Kialyn Rubias

Kialyn Rubias

Operational Specialist

Priyanka Das

Priyanka Das

Director of Development

Priscilla Trinh

Priscilla Trinh

Director of Communications

Elisa Favaro

Elisa Favaro

Director of Personnel

Jasmine Co

Jasmine Co

Lead Graphic Designer

Gabriela Safay

Gabriela Safay

Director of Wellbeing

Alex Pielaet

Alex Pielaet

Offers and Needs Market Data Manager

Vera Kozak

Vera Kozak

Director of Movement Building

Julia Inés Roitman

Julia Inés Roitman

Post Growth Co-Lab Manager

Ryan Swick

Ryan Swick

Offers and Needs Market Business Strategist

Sandra Rivasplata

Sandra Rivasplata

Post Growth Encyclopedia Team Member

Aviva Argote

Aviva Argote

Board Member

Svenja Hitzemann

Svenja Hitzemann

Post Growth Alliance Assistant

Aynur Yilmaz

Aynur Yilmaz

Post Growth Encyclopedia Team Member

Farzin Farzad

Farzin Farzad

Board Member

Susan Joy

Susan Joy

Anti-oppressive Practice Support Associate

Hajar Tazi

Hajar Tazi

Board Member

Emily Alexander

Emily Alexander

Director of Finance

Anna Scaramal

Anna Scaramal

Post Growth Co-Lab Assistant

Shane Tierney

Shane Tierney

Post Growth Alliance Manager

Felipe Cortines

Felipe Cortines

Operational Assistant

Heira Hardiyanti

Heira Hardiyanti

Post Growth Fellowship Team Member

Countries

Our team is based across 19 countries from around the world.

2021 Volunteers & Staff

Incorporated in Oregon, we are a registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.