As the Western Water Communications Manager, Joey Kahn leads Audubon’s Colorado River and Saline Lakes strategic communications. Joey works across the West to tell stories of how an increasingly arid climate affects people and birds. And as the West becomes more dry, water access and water quality will become more inequitable than it already is—we cannot allow for that to happen.

As an environmental professional working in communications, Joey remains committed to advocating for equitable solutions to our environmental problems in ways that support environmental justice and a better future for all of us.

Joey previously served as the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department’s media relations and policy manager. In this role, he led a campaign to rebrand Dolores Park—San Francisco’s notoriously crowded park—as a Leave No Trace public space. Prior to that, Joey was a producer and editor for WTOP Radio, the all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. Joey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and Master’s Degrees from both Johns Hopkins University (Education) and Arizona State University (Urban and Environmental Planning).

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