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Kefela named Agent of Change in Environmental Justice

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program, a partnership between EHN and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, has named Timnit Kefela as one of their fifth group of fellows

The program’s mission “is to empower emerging leaders from historically excluded backgrounds in science and academia to reimagine solutions for a just and healthy planet.” Agents of Change is a national fellowship “focused on increasing science communication and public engagement among early career scientists from marginalized backgrounds.”

This year’s cohort “features 12 scholars from universities and state and federal government agencies,” who will write essays, speak on the EHN podcast, and advance their research and ideas into policy. 

Timnit Kefela, presidential postdoctoral fellow at Arizona State University, is “an Eritrean American environmental scientist and educator who seeks to better understand (micro)plastic pathways, fates and impacts in effort to inform and design liberatory and community-driven infrastructural solutions for pollution and waste management.”

Congratulations, Timnit! 

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