Danni Washington

Danni Washington Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Protecting our earth’s oceans through media and science. Region Miami, Florida Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder & Executive Director, Big Blue & You Host, The Genius Generation    Miami native with Jamaican heritage, Danni Washington is deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications. She dreamed of studying the…

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Jessica Thrasher

Jessica Thrasher Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Educating and equipping communities to better manage water systems. Region Fort Collins, CO Affiliations & Roles Education & Outreach Manager, Colorado Stormwater Center & Colorado State University     Jessica Thrasher is the Education and Outreach Manager for the Colorado Stormwater Center at Colorado State University. She has…

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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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Dr. Tiara Moore

Dr. Tiara Moore Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Encouraging the growth, development, and thriving of the Black community in marine science. Region Alpharetta, GA Affiliations & Roles Founder and CEO, Black In Marine Science     Originally from Greenwood, South Carolina, Dr. Tiara Moore completed her B.S. in Biology in 2011 at Winthrop University in…

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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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