A climate and racial justice organizer, Wes is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Black environmental networking & career development organization BlackOak Collective, and co-founder of Evergreen Action.
Rafeed's research focuses on offshore wind development perceptions and impacts on coastal communities. Although Rafeed has a brain trained in natural and social sciences, his heart lies in photography and science communication.
In an increasingly urbanizing world, Sebastian aims for his work to increase science and nature accessibility for historically marginalized and excluded communities, which will ultimately help in the conservation of our natural environment.
Katelynn studies the ecological mechanisms driving toxic cyanobacteria blooms to further understand when and why cyanobacteria produce harmful toxins that inhibit recreational uses of freshwater lakes.
Dyanna is studying policies to guide long-haul economic transition pathways to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Before graduate school, Dyanna organized with grassroots movements to design and win climate policy for over a decade.
Cielo's mission is to contribute to restorative climate resilience and develop equity-based mitigation strategies to mitigate the disparate impact climate change has on historically marginalized communities.
Claudia studies how cities across the United States are designing, financing, and implementing policies that serve not only to mitigate or adapt to climate change, but also to improve social justice in urban communities.