Frances Roberts-Gregory

Frances Roberts-Gregory Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Combating environmental racism through energy research and education. Region New Orleans, LA Affiliations & Roles Postdoc & Scholar-Activist & Steering Committee Member, Northeastern University & Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal     Frances Roberts-Gregory is an ecowomanist ethnographer, feminist political ecologist, and Future Faculty Fellow in…

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Yakuta Poonawalla

Yakuta Poonawalla Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Stewarding land, protecting wisdom, and helping others heal their connection with nature. Region San Francisco, CA Affiliations & Roles Community Programs Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy     Yakuta was born and raised in India, and her love affair with nature began during her first trek to…

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Emma Perez

Emma Perez Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Preserving indigenous history and reconnecting the people of the Marianas to their land and waters. Region Northern Mariana Islands Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder & Board Secretary & Treasurer, 500 Sails     Emma Perez is co-founder and President of 500 Sails, a Northern Mariana Islands non-profit organization dedicated…

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Paulina Olvera Cáñez

Paulina Olvera Cáñez Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Nurturing migrant communities with access to education and reinforced rights. Region California Affiliations & Roles Director, Espacio Migrante   Paulina is the founder and Executive Director of Espacio Migrante, a binational community organization based in Tijuana, which works with migrant communities to provide access to education, Human…

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Natalie Nava

Natalie Nava Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Accelerating advocacy and cultural preservation programs that center indigenous lifeways with the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mount Shasta. Region Redding, CA Affiliations & Roles Development Director & Village Planner, Indian Cultural Organization     Inspired by the leadership of Chief Caleen Sisk and tribal members of the Winnemem…

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