Cheryl Rogers

Cheryl Rogers Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Healing communities with resilence, education, and preparation. Region Altamonte Springs, FL Affiliations & Roles Community Captain, Centra Florida Disaster Resilience Initiative     Cheryl Denise Rogers is a lover of The Most High God, Creator of the Universe, and a strong believer in He who hung on the…

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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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Noriann Marie Meléndez Vélez

Noriann Marie Meléndez Vélez Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Cleansing and maintaining beach waste in Puerto Rico. Region Guayama, Puerto Rico Affiliations & Roles Creator of Cuatro Costa Journalist   Noriann M. Meléndez Vélez is a Puerto Rican journalist and photojournalist who completed her studies at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Santurce, Puerto Rico…

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Bianca Lopez

Bianca Lopez Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Pushing forward environmental justice in Stanislaus County. Region Stanislaus County, CA Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder & Project Director, Valley Improvements Project     Bianca is a resident of California’s Central Valley, born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a bilingual Chicana mother of…

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Rasheeda Hawk

Rasheeda Hawk Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Removing pollutants and toxins from Los Angeles communities through science and education. Region Gaithersburg, MD Affiliations & Roles Program Director of Syntropy within Commonweal     Rasheeda’s motivation to be a research scientist started when she used to watch her grandfather make medicine and different herbal concoctions to…

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