The Team

Joan Bryna Michelson

Creator, Executive Producer, Host

Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is Creator, Executive Producer and Host of Green Connections Radio™ and an award-winning, creative business and communications leader, public speaker and journalist. She has generated millions in revenue and branding for top companies, government agencies and non-profits, and worked with top media organizations, including the Huffington Post.

A specialist in the “green” space and a lifelong advocate for women in leadership, Michelson’s work has included Chrysler’s Global Electric Motorcars, the U.S. Department of Energy-Clean Energy Alliance Small Business Partnership, Earth Day Network, the top “green” private equity firm Global Environment Fund, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Jessica Ivey

Executive Assistant

Jess Ivey is an executive assistant with experience in investment and hospitality management. In addition she has 10 years of sustainable farming experience, and a passion for women advancement in all industries. Jess consults on domestic violence education in Philadelphia while pursuing her bachelor’s majoring in Philosophy with a minor in psychology.

Davis Barney

Audio Tech

Davis Barney is an audio engineer, sound editor, designer, and live sound technician currently attending American University for a Master’s degree in Audio Technology. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications at Penn State University, he spent two years working in the IT field until he decided to transition into the audio field.

Davis is happy to be part of the Electric Ladies team and hopes to help share the message of female empowerment and environmental sustainability through his audio work.

Madeline Clamp

Audio Tech & Designer

Madeline Clamp is an audio engineer, sound editor and designer currently attending American University for a Master’s Degree in Audio Technology. After completing her undergraduate degree in Theatre and English at Mary Washington University, She spent three years in the DC theatre industry working as a sound designer and audio engineer before returning to school.

Madeline is excited to explore a new storytelling medium in editing podcasts for Electric Ladies and is pleased to be part of a team dedicated to female empowerment and environmental sustainability.

Arzoo Malhotra


Arzoo is currently a graduate student at the University of Edinborough in food security, writing occasional blogs for GCR after serving as a GCR production assistant when she attended George Washington University (in Environmental Studies and English). Born in India, Arzoo spent her childhood split between India and Egypt and has now lived on every continent. She has been studying a variety of STEM related subjects

Mark Shulman

Audio Tech

It’s been a while but I wanted to reach out and express my gratitude for our experiences at Green Connections Radio. I looked up to your confidence and passion with admiration. You and the many brilliant women you hosted on the podcast inspired me to hold my head high as a woman in tech.

It was my pleasure and honor to work with you and have a hand in the production of your podcast. So much has changed since we last spoke, but working with you really shaped my path. I left DC and school to work as an acoustician. So much of what I learned from the podcast (both working on it and the content itself) was helpful on that journey.

I appreciate the hand you and Green Connections had in shaping my path.

– Lexie