Maria Baron Palamar

Maria Baron Palamar Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Helping conservation organizations become more inclusive and implement new methods to complex conservation problems. Region North Carolina, USA Affiliations & Roles Co-founder, Resolve Conservation Board Member, North Carolina Wildlife Federation Guest Lecturer     Maria is originally from Argentina and has lived in the United States for…

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Aubrey Streit Krug

Aubrey Streit Krug Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Researching agroecology and expanding people’s relationships with plants with civic science communities. Region Salina, Kansas Affiliations & Roles Teacher Writer Director, Ecosphere Studies Initiative at The Land Institute     Aubrey Streit Krug is a writer, teacher, and researcher who studies stories of relationships between humans and…

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Rozina Kanchwala

Rozina Kanchwala Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Making climate engagement accessible and inspiring.  Region Washington, D.C. Affiliations & Roles Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, Clean Energy Leadership Institute Founder, Eco.Logic Rozina is an energy and environmental professional with nearly 15 years of global academic and work experience in the environmental sector. She is a Fulbright…

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Moñeka De Oro

Moñeka De Oro Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.   Region Talofofo, Guam Affiliations & Roles Just Transition Coordinator Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Climate Justice Alliance Moñeka is the Just Transition Curriculum and Policy Fellow at the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance in Guam. She is a longtime advocate…

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Desiree Shelley Flores

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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