To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Glenna Herbert is an understatement. Glenna has been supporting the development our donor stewardship program, our research, our organizational outreach, and has been providing event support with care, dedication and attention to detail. Read on to get to know Glenna more!
Name: Glenna Herbert
Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Fun Fact: I have never broken a bone!
Why did you want to intern with WEA?
I have always been interested in working for a grassroots non-profit that works to dismantle corporate control over women’s bodies, the environment, food production, and other vitally important issues facing this generation. When looking for internships, WEA stood out to me with their fundamental mission to empower women, promote environmental conservation and stewardship, and manage resources sustainably to make tangible change for future generations. I wanted to intern with WEA because I believe in what they are doing and am excited to be a part of a grassroots movement that forges global alliances with women and the earth.
What’s your go-to strategy for lessening your environmental/climate footprint?
I don’t eat meat, I shop second-hand and local as much as possible, I walk or take public transportation in my daily life, and I pet as many dogs as I can (for the environment!)
Tell us about a woman who inspires you.
A woman who inspires me is Margaret Atwood, for her brilliant journals and novels intertwine radical feminist politics with beautiful prose that challenges our assumptions and taken-for-granted understandings of society. Her creativity has forged alliances of women who stand together to promote education and dismantle patriarchal institutions, and one day I hope to have a similar influence.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Bay Area?
Of late, I have been enjoying local concerts and community-funded events at small venues. My favorite so far has been a small comedy night all about cats, hosted once a month at a bar called the Layover. They host a lot of local comedians and have cat-themed drinks!
Any community events coming up you’re excited about (bonus points if it’s women-led/organized!)?
I am excited to participate in the East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair. It is an inclusive fair that educates the community on how to take care of one another in case of emergency and promotes accessible emergency features around the city for disabled folks. Small events like this one are so cool as they forge deep-rooted bonds that hold communities together, are inclusive and accessible for all, and are social statements of kindness.
What are you currently reading / watching / listening to?
I’m currently listening to Jay Som’s 2019 album Anak Ko. Their song “Tenderness” is my favorite off of that album. I’ve been watching “The Good Place” on Netflix, and if I had time to read outside of my classes, I would be finishing up a book called “On Trails” by Robert Moore.