• Angelou Ezeilo

    Angelou’s love for the environment stretches far back to when she was a little girl who had the chance to escape the dense urban streets of Jersey City, New Jersey, to summer in upstate New York. After a brief stint of practicing law, it was through her work as a Legal Specialist for the New […]

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  • Belinda Chin

    Belinda Chin is the Program Coordinator for the Urban Food Systems Program of Seattle Parks and Recreation. She is an alumni of the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Core Team, and an environmental justice advocate. She co-founded the Seattle Chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color, a program of the Center for Diversity and […]

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  • Sapna Sopori

    Sapna has spent 16 years working in environmental education. In her current position with IslandWood as the Director of Youth and Community Education, Sapna works with her staff to decolonize their programs to ensure that the reason they do the work is not undermined by how they do it. In these programs, stakeholder input drives […]

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  • Mohamad Chakaki

    Mohamad grew up playing in the sand and surf on both sides of the Arabian Peninsula, and then on the edges of eastern forests and city streets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He received his graduate professional training, in the fields of design and planning across the natural and built environment, at the Yale […]

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  • Raul Lozano

    Raul Lozano is the founder and executive director of Valley Verde, our goal is to expand impact/increase sustainability of organic home gardens for low income families in Santa Clara County.  Before starting Valley Verde, Raul was the executive director for the Chicano theater company, Teatro Vision for 17 years. Valley Verde’s community food system model […]

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  • Kevin Bryan

    Kevin T. Bryan is Senior Policy Director at the Keystone Policy Center in Washington, DC. Kevin is a passionate, accomplished leader with extensive experience in developing organizational strategies and structures to build collaborative efforts on conservation, energy and climate, and other issues, leveraging innovation and collaboration for equity and opportunity.  Kevin currently provides strategic direction […]

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  • Alan Spears

    Alan Spears uses real-life stories and a conversational style to connect with his audiences and engage them in park protection. A lobbyist and longtime member of NPCA’s Government Affairs department, he has helped ensure that important national stories are preserved for posterity. Alan has led, co-led or supported campaigns to add several new national monuments […]

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  • Mark Magaña

    Mark Magaña is the Founding President and CEO of GreenLatinos, a national network of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. Mark was also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House and in Congressional leadership […]

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  • Anthony Ciocco

    Anthony Ciocco, known to most as ‘Chako,’ joined SCC Ancestral Lands in 2012 leading ecological restoration crews on the Navajo rez. Chako is Mvskoke and calls Oklahoma and New Mexico home. After graduating from CU Boulder he worked in his local Mvskoke (Creek and Seminole) communities doing language revitalization and Indigenous food sovereignty work. Through […]

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  • Dr. Dianne Glave

    Rev. Dr. Dianne Glave is currently the Coordinator of Diversity Development and Inclusion in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dianne completed her M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology focusing on Faith, Health, and Science at Emory University. After completing her degree, she served as a local pastor at Crafton United […]

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