I was drawn to my role at Environmental Initiative by the opportunity to use my writing skills in service of my passion for environmental justice. Beyond that, however, I am inspired by the mission and values of Environmental Initiative, and the ways I see them reflected in the work every day. I strongly believe in learning from each other’s lived experiences and creating spaces for all people to come together and form lasting relationships. It is a joy to write about the power of those relationships and the real world change they create for a more sustainable future.