Bruni Pizarro

Brunilda Pizarro

Biography

Bruni Pizarro is a scholar-organizer whose work is at the intersection of race, class and the built environment. She is currently on the Environment & Climate Change Committee of the Transition Team for the Mayor-Elect of New Haven. Her recent scholarship and advocacy centers on climate-induced disaster, colonialism and the impact of forced migration on displaced Puerto Rican women. Her work explores how American urban inequality and the built environment shape the lived experience of Black & Brown communities. Bruni is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where she received a Master's degree in Environmental Science. Prior to Yale, she worked as a Research Assistant on an ethnobotanical study at the New York Botanical Garden where she focused on the cultural knowledge of medicinal plants of Latinx and Caribbean communities in New York City. Through her research and advocacy, Bruni hopes to bring forth a racialized and class-based understanding of the downstream effects of disasters on oppressed communities of color.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
2017
Academic Background:
Yale University, MESc
Current Position:
Interim Executive Director
Junta for Progressive Action
Expertise:
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy & Law

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