Breaking Green Ceilings


Nov. 3, 2020

EP 37: Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Aalayna Green (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Michigan State University majoring in Zoology.  Her research focuses on th…

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Oct. 27, 2020

EP 36: Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, is an educator, researcher, scholar, and practicing artist of over 30 years. She pioneered Art-Based Percept…

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Oct. 20, 2020

EP 35: Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to …

Vasu Sojitra is a professional adaptive athlete. His main passion is for skiing as well as for mountain sports ranging from trail…

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Oct. 14, 2020

EP 34: Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Dr. Dominique Lazarre has been an Associate Research Scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Saint Petersburg, F…

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Oct. 6, 2020

EP 33: Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Pr…

Ari Copeland works at Black & Veatch Corporation as an Operations Specialist. Ari has a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Po…

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Sept. 29, 2020

EP 32: Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

Rabiah Nur is an Indigenous healer, activist, storyteller, speaker, ceremonialist and daughter of the Great Mother. Her work in t…

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Sept. 22, 2020

EP 31: On the Miseducation of Our Youth

Dr. Diego Román is an Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at th…

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Sept. 15, 2020

EP 30: Advocating for Racial Equity in the Environmental Movement

Sarika is a first generation Indian-American, who grew up in the suburbs of Rochester NY. Her family comes from the foothills of …

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Sept. 8, 2020

EP 29: Being an Ally for Environmental Justice

Andrew Kricun is a Senior Director with Moonshot Missions, a non-profit focused on providing technical assistance to water utilit…

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Sept. 1, 2020

EP 28: How to Diversify Environmental Organizations

Whitney Tome is the former Executive Director of Green 2.0. Prior to joining The Raben Group as a principal, Whitney served as th…

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Aug. 25, 2020

EP 27: Activating Communities to Cleanup New York City

Alyssa Perez is many things but among the most important are a mother, an environmentalist, and the founder of Stay Blooming. She…

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Aug. 18, 2020

EP 26: A Day in the Life of an Interpretive Naturalist

Jeremy Lin is an interpretive naturalist for California State Parks. Based at Donner Memorial SP, Jeremy is the lead interpreter …

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Aug. 4, 2020

EP 25: Reclaiming Indigenous Rights to Food Sovereignty

Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies and Director of Bi…

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July 28, 2020

EP 24: Bringing Fire Back to the Karuk Tribe

Bill Tripp is a Karuk Tribal Member and Interim Director of the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources. He began learning ho…

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July 21, 2020

EP 23: Making the Outdoors Accessible to Disabled Hikers

Syren Nagakyrie (they/she) is a long-time disabled activist and community builder who is passionate about liberation through conn…

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July 14, 2020

EP 22: Stories From a Black Ecologist and Aspiring Hunter

Dr. Jonathan Hall is a wildlife ecologist by training with a broad interest in wildlife conservation, human/wildlife interaction,…

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July 7, 2020

EP 21: Finding a Place to Belong

Belinda’s environmental journey began when she was growing up in New York. As the first-born child of immigrant parents from sout…

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June 30, 2020

EP 20: On Being a Black Feminist Environmental Ethnographer

Traveling from New Jersey to North Carolina, Frances was able to experience urban city living as well as life in a rural area sur…

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June 23, 2020

EP 19: Going Rogue: Life After Being an LGBTQ Environmental Educator

Growing up in Ohio, Katie spent a lot of her childhood outside during the summer months. She spent a year at her grandmother’s ho…

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June 2, 2020

EP 18: Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans

Dr. Justin Dunnavant always had a passion for history and it was only after a study abroad trip to a Mayan site in a rainforest i…

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May 26, 2020

EP 17: Securing a Future for Lions in Kenya

Dr. Shivani Bhalla is a fourth generation Kenyan Indian who grew up going on safaris with her family, which nurtured her obsessio…

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May 19, 2020

EP 16: Being a Voice for Forests in Kenya

Journey Dr. Dr. Walubengo Walubengo is a Kenyan Forest/Natural Resources and Environment Management Specialist with experience in…

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May 12, 2020

EP 15: Fighting Vulture Poisoning in Kenya

Although still early in her environmental career, Valerie Nasoita is already making a large impact in conservation efforts toward…

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May 5, 2020

Empowering Youth to Become Advocates for their Environment

Sam Dindi has been working in the field of environment conservation for eight years now. As the co-founder of Mazingira Yetu, Sam…

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