As a researcher at the Metropolitan Council I have participated in multiple initiatives to create an equitable region, including the development of the environmental justice framework for the Metropolitan Council’s first Climate Action Plan. The powerful impact of bringing people from different sectors together in conversation drew me to Environmental Initiative.

I think working with people of different perspectives has a powerful impact on social justice and the environment. We have tremendous potential to continue to influence Minnesota in positive ways through this work, which is why the value Environmental Initiative places on leadership really resonates with me. I am excited to find ways to make our work more inclusive as we lead the way in bridging across perspectives, people, systems, and differences in power.