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Jessica Ware is an entomologist and associate curator in invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, where she is also an assistant professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. She is the president of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association and vice president of the Entomological Society of America.
Dylan Hedden-Nicely is an associate professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law and director of the University of Idaho Native American Law Program. He’s an expert on Native American natural resources law and water rights in the western United States.
Idowu “Jola” Ajibade is an assistant professor of geography at Portland State University. She uses an environmental justice and political ecology lens to study the intersection of climate adaptation, urban sustainability and societal transformation.
Sarah Aarons is an earth scientist and assistant professor in the Geosciences Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. She can speak about the effects of global climate change, the patterns of weather throughout history, and decolonizing science.
Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. He’s an expert in energy justice and can provide insight into the racial and economic disparities surrounding access to energy in the United States.
Ernesto Alvarado is a research associate professor of wildland fire sciences in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. He’s an expert on fire ecology and management, and can provide insight on the role climate change plays in wildfires and what we should do to better manage forests.
Alannah Hurley is a Yup’ik fisherwoman of salmon for subsistence and commercial purposes and an indigenous rights advocate. She has worked extensively in community development and environmental justice and is dedicated to helping make self-determination a reality for Alaska’s indigenous people.
Emma Robbins is the director of the Navajo Water Project, which provides infrastructure for Navajo families to access running water in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The project is a part of the water nonprofit DigDeep. Native American households face barriers to accessing running water.
Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University. His work focuses on how environmental drivers, such as climate change and nutrient pollution, impact coastal ecosystem health. At the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Kim has examined the origins and spreading of diseases.
Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she led the Climate Change and Health Group at RAND. Her research areas are aging policy, environmental health and behavioral health.
Christopher Smith is the senior vice president of government and public affairs at Cheniere Energy. He was a managing partner at Paladin LLC, and a Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University. He previously served as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also the co-founder and senior advisor to the nonprofit Institute for Climate and Peace.
Shuyi Chen is a professor of meteorology in the University of Washington’s School of Atmospheric Sciences. Her research interests involve observation of how the atmosphere and ocean interact with hurricanes and typhoons in tropical areas and use of mathematical models to predict weather patterns.
Mustafa Santiago Ali is vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. He is founder of the consultancy Revitalization Strategies and an expert in environmental justice and economic equity.
Robert D. Bullard is the Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, where he formerly served as dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland school of public affairs. The school plans to establish the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice in his name.
Nicole Hernandez Hammer is the environmental scientist at UPROSE. Her work focuses on the mobilization of the Latino community to better understand and address climate change, and she speaks across the country on climate change, environmental justice issues, and her experiences as a Guatemalan immigrant.
Kim Tallbear-Dauphine is an associate professor of Native studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. An enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe in South Dakota, her research focuses on the relationship between science and race/identity among Native American peoples.
Erika Zavaleta is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She directs the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and the CAMINO (Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-based Opportunities) at UCSC. In 2021, she was appointed by the governor to the California Fish and Game Commission.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as the vice provost for Academic Planning. Her expertise is in environmental microbiology, environmental engineering and bioremediation — a waste management technique that uses organisms to remove contaminants.
Hussein A. Amery is a professor and director of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division (HASS) at Colorado School of Mines. His research is centered on water and food security in the Middle East, with a focus on the Arab Gulf states.
Maite Arce (Mai-tay Ahr-say) is a leading voice in creating access and enhancing opportunities for Latino communities to connect with information, partners and resources they need for a better life. She is the founder and president/CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, a D.C.-based national nonprofit known for its network of community-based partners.
Nalini Nadkarni is a professor of biology at the University of Utah. Her forest ecology research focuses on how biodiversity, forests and the stability of world climate interact, with an emphasis on the forest canopy. Her field sites are in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
Danielle Lee is an assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a self-described hip-hop maven and outreach scientist who writes about urban ecology and biology.
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of numerous economic development projects, technology and green-infrastructure projects, and job training and placement systems.