environmental issues


Added 08/13/20 | Location: Alaska | Subjects: ,

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.

Added 05/17/20 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

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.

Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University. A marine biologist, Kim’s work focuses on the ecology of coral reefs, and 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.

Added 10/18/17 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

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.

Added 09/13/17 | Location: Washington | Subjects:

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.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

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.

Updated 04/26/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

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.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: California, Colorado | Subjects: ,

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.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

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.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Colorado | Subjects: ,

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.

Added 07/05/15 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

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.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

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.

Updated 01/07/21 | Location: Arizona, Washington | Subjects: ,

Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is a senior sustainability scientist and associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.