Beth Roach U.S. Accelerator Program Lead Elizabeth (Beth) Roach is a Co-founder of Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, an organization that was formed to keep ancestral seeds alive and to rebuild culture and food security in native communities. Beth has an extensive background in grants management, conservation, financial management, and organizing. She is also a storyteller…

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Desiree Shelley Flores Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia. Region Roanoke Area, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front  Board Member, Southwest Virginia Agrarian Commons  Member, Alliance of Native Seed Keepers Desiree Shelley Flores (Monacan), originally from Baltimore, MD, moved to…

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Jessica Girard Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Building a community of allies to dismantle white supremacy inside of the climate change movement. Region Fairbanks, Alaska Affiliations & Roles Founding Director, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition Trainer Development Team, Native Movement Defend the Sacred Alaska, Collaborator Alaska Climate Alliance, Alliance Coordination Team Just Transition Collective, Collective Coordination…

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Fransisca (Sisca) Ariantiningsih Participant: 2020 Indonesia Grassroots Accelerator Protecting the Sumatran Orangutan through person-centered engagement  Region North Sumatera, Indonesia Affiliations & Roles Director, Yayasan Orangutan Sumatera Lestari Fransisca Ariantiningsih is a mother, conservationist, and environmental education facilitator. Her work in conservation started when she joined a conservation NGO in Medan, North Sumatra, after finishing her…

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Erni SP Participant: 2020 Indonesia Grassroots Accelerator   Erni is a member of the Indigenous Conservationist Track sponsored by our Program Partner, Conservation International. Advocating for the sustainability of forests and the livelihood of customary communities in South Sulawesi Region South Sulawesi, Indonesia Affiliations & Roles Founder, Balang Institute Program Coordinator, Jurnal Celebes South Sulawesi Erni…

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