New Horizons 2021 Agenda

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Day One

1:50pm to 2:00pm

Waiting Room

https://newhorizons.us2.pathable.com/
2:00pm to 2:45pm

Welcome, Orientation, and Opening Address

Opening Address

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity and Transparency in Environmental Organizations

2:45pm to 2:50pm

Video: Diversity Pathways and Emerging Conservationists of Color

Video
Special Guests

Master's student, University of Michigan

Undergraduate student, University of Miami

Undergraduate student, Stevenson University

RAY Diversity Fellowship Conservation, Program Manger, Environmental Leadership Program

Master's student, University of Michigan

Ph.D. student, University of Illinois

2:50pm to 3:00pm

Welcome from the Dean of the Yale School of the Environment

Welcome Address

Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean
Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
School of the Environment
Yale University

3:00pm to 3:10pm

Break

3:10pm to 4:45pm

Plenary 1: Climate Justice: Current and Future Challenges

Plenary Speakers

Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
National Wildlife Federation

Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College 

Bridging Climate Science, Climate Adaptation, and Climate Justice

Professor
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography, and African Studies
Penn State University

Global Climate Justice as the Foundation for Addressing the Climate Crisis

Moderator

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

4:45pm to 5:00pm

Environment and Community Mobilization: The Case of an Upcoming Alabama Election

Speaker

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Tuskegee University

Moderator

Lecturer, School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan

5:00pm to 5:10pm

Break

5:10pm to 6:30pm

Structured Networking

Special Guests

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Tuskegee University

Director of Enrollment Management
School of the Environment
Yale University

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College 

Bridging Climate Science, Climate Adaptation, and Climate Justice

Professor
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography, and African Studies
Penn State University

Global Climate Justice as the Foundation for Addressing the Climate Crisis

Founder and  Executive Director
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

The Power of Communiversity, Linking HBCU's and Communities to Create Change

Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group

Executive Director
Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint

Assistant Professor
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland 

Unequal Protection Revisited: Pressing Toward the Mark of Infrastructural Justice, Risk Reduction, and Leveling the Landscape

Professor, School of the Environment and the Law School
Yale University 

Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Senior Program Officer, Bullitt Foundation

President, Pisces Foundation

Executive Director, Sierra Club

Founder
Nature, Youth Connection, & Education

Is Nature the Same Thing to All People?

Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
National Wildlife Federation

Co-Executive Director
Greenpeace

Racial Discourses, Injustices, Equity, and Engagement in Conservation Organizations

Executive Director, Park Foundation

Executive Director, Island Foundation

Associate Professor of Environmental Systems 
School of the Environment
Yale University

Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan 

Monday, April 19, 2021 (All day)

Day Two

11:30am to 12:45pm

Graduate Student and Young Professional Poster Session -- Refereed

Posters

Graduate Student, Environmental Social Sciences
The Ohio State University 

Lab Manager, Reed College

M.S. Student, Wildlife Sciences 
Virginia Tech

Founder, M4EJ (Millenials for Environmental Justice)

Qualitative Researcher 

Project Coordinator, GRID Alternatives 

Program Coordinator, Energy Foundation

Ph.D. Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration 
University of Delaware

Master of Environmental Design Candidate, School of Architecture 
Yale University 

M.S. Enviromental Science, School of the Environment
Yale University 

Independent Consultant, Kapwa Consulting & Upright Consulting Services

RAY Clean Energy Fellow - Africa, Islands, and Southeast Asia Program 
Rocky Mountain Institute 

Dangermond GIS Fellow

Ph.D. Student, Sociology
University of Utah

Ph.D. Student, American Studies
Boston University

M.S. Candidate, Department of Environmental Conservation 
University of Massachusetts 

Masters in Environmental Management Student, School of the Environment
Yale University

Research and Programs Student Assistant
Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Santa Clara University 

Researcher, Santa Clara University

Research and Programs Student Assistant
Center For Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
Santa Clara University 

Master of Environmental Science Student, School of the Environment 
Yale University 

Master of Environmental Management 
School of the Environment
Yale University 

Master in Public Health Student
Southern Connecticut State University 

Sustainability Fellow, Yale Office of Sustainability

Masters student, Urban Sustainability and Applied Spatial Analysis for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Antioch University 

Master of Environmental Management candidate
School of the Environment 
Yale University

Masters Student
School for Environment and Sustainability and Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

MS/MBA Student, School for Environment and Sustainability and Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Ph.D. student in Earth & Environment 
Boston University

She/Her/Hers

MEM & MA ‘21
Yale School of the Environment and the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Graduate Student,  Environmental Informatics
University of Michigan

PhD candidate in fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Postdoc at University of California Berkeley

Geologist, Institute of Sustainable Development and Environment IDEMA

Master of Environmental Management candidate 
Yale School of Environment

Master’s Student, Environmental Science
Yale University

MS/MBA Candidate
School for Environment and Sustainability and the Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Master’s Student, Environmental Justice
School for Environment and Sustainability 
University of Michigan

Environmental justice organizer, climate activist, and community educator

Kupu AmeriCorps
Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project

Master’s student, School for the Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan

WILDRHINOS (Worldwide Innovative Learning Design for Reconciliation of Human Interests with Nature and Overexploited Species) 
Dual Degree student, Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability and the Master of Public Policy
University of Michigan
 
WILDRHINOS (Worldwide Innovative Learning Design for Reconciliation of Human Interests with Nature and Overexploited Species) 
Lecturer, Environmental Studies & Sciences Department, Santa Clara University 
Law & Advocacy Program Co-Lead, Environmental Justice & the Common Good Initiative, Santa Clara University  

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Biodiversity and Ornamental Horticulture
UASVM Bucharest 

The Nature Conservancy

Masters Student, Biodiversity Conservation Management
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest 

Communications and Operations Coordinator, Salazar Center for North American Conservation

Landscape Architect

M.S. Student, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute 

 Fisheries Scientist

Conservation Florida

PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University 

Conservation Leadership Program Fellow

MS Student, Environmental Science
DePaul University

He/Him/His

MEM’22

Project Assistant and Grant Writer, Laotu

Dual degree student, Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability and Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies 
University of Michigan

12:45pm to 1:00pm

Break

1:00pm to 1:05pm

Video: Diversity Pathways and Emerging Young Professionals of Color in the Conservation Sector

Special Guests

Coordinator, Community Alliance for Agroecology

Climate Justice Director, Catalyst Miami

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Tuskegee University

Environmental Justice Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

PhD Candidate, Clark University
Associate Director of Conservation, American Rivers

Coastal Planner, California Coastal Commission

Director, Justice and Equity
Environmental Grantmakers Association

Project Coordinator, GRID Alternatives 

Program Research Analyst, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Environmental Justice Program Manager
National Wildlife Federation

Program Manager
National Association of City Transportation Officials

Translating Local Practice to Federal Policy

1:05pm to 2:30pm

Plenary 2: Environmental Justice -- Research, Policy, and Community Mobilization

Plenary Speakers

Professor, Environmental Studies
University of California at Santa Barbara

Environmental Justice, Prisons, and Incarceration

Professor, School of the Environment and the Law School
Yale University 

Founder and  Executive Director
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

The Power of Communiversity, Linking HBCU's and Communities to Create Change

Moderator

Associate Director, Arabella Advisors

2:30pm to 2:40pm

Break

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Workshops
2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 1: Effective Job Interviewing Techniques

Workshop Leader

Career Coach & President, Green Career Advisor

Moderator

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

InterAction

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Salary Negotiations and Competing Job Offers

Workshop Leader

Director of Human Resources and Culture
Clean Water Action

Moderator

Policy Associate, We the People of Detroit

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Understanding the Grantmaking Process: How Do Foundations Make Grants and What Do They Look For?

Workshop Leaders

Senior Program Officer, The Environment Program
The JPB Foundation

Executive Director, New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Challenging the Grantmaking Process to Build a More Equitable Funding Structure

Moderator

Program Officer, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Program Officer, Philanthropy Field Support Program
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Policymaking and Political Action

Workshop Leaders

Regional Lead Enforcement Coordinator
Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Enforcement – To Level the Playing Field or Deter Bad Actors?

Environmental Justice Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Program Manager
National Association of City Transportation Officials

Translating Local Practice to Federal Policy

Moderator

Environmental Justice Program Manager
National Wildlife Federation

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 5: Writing Graduate School Essays and Navigating the Graduate School Application Process

Workshop Leader

Director of Enrollment Management
School of the Environment
Yale University

Moderator

Ph.D. Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration 
University of Delaware

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 6: Community Engagement, Advocacy, and Organizing

Workshop Leaders

Policy Director, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Climate Justice Director, Catalyst Miami

Former Regional Organizer for Community Action Works

Moderator

M.S. Environmental Justice
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan 

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 7: Film and Water Justice: Spotlight on Flint, Michigan

Workshop Leaders

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Central Michigan University

Filmmaker, Kate Levy Productions

Executive Director
Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint

Moderator

Lecturer, School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan

2:40pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 8: Networking for Strategic Purposes

Workshop Leader

Executive Director, Career Development
School of the Environment, Yale University

4:00pm to 4:10pm

Break

4:10pm to 5:20pm

Plenary 3: Racial Discourses, Injustices, Equity, and Engagement in Conservation Organizations

Plenary Speakers

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Audubon Society

Listening, Learning, and Leading: Audubon’s Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Co-Executive Director
Greenpeace

Racial Discourses, Injustices, Equity, and Engagement in Conservation Organizations

Director, Equitable Conservation
The Nature Conservancy 

Executive Director, Sierra Club

Moderator

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5:20pm to 5:30pm

Break

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Concurrent Plenaries

Plenaries
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Plenary 4: Nature, the Outdoors, Connectedness, Diversity, and Inclusion: International Dimensions

Plenary Speakers

Chief Executive Officer, Youth Outside

Leveraging the Experiences of Young Adults of Color in the Outdoors

Founder and Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
Partner, Avarna Group

Founder
Nature, Youth Connection, & Education

Is Nature the Same Thing to All People?

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Beihang University

Is Environment a City Thing in China: Rural-Urban Difference in Environmental Attitudes

Moderator

Ph.D. Candidate, History and African American Studies, Yale University

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Plenary 5: Food, Energy, and Sustainability

Plenary Speakers

Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project

Founder and Director
D-Town Farm and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Associate Professor of Environmental Systems 
School of the Environment
Yale University

Moderator

Founder and Principal, The DeGannes Consulting Group

7:00pm to 7:10pm

Break

7:10pm to 8:10pm

Networking

Special Guests

Environmental Justice Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan

Getting to Resilience, On Whose Time?

Policy Director, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Filmmaker, Kate Levy Productions

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Central Michigan University

Career Coach & President, Green Career Advisor

Former Regional Organizer for Community Action Works

Professor, Environmental Studies
University of California at Santa Barbara

Environmental Justice, Prisons, and Incarceration

Program Officer, Fred and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

Program Manager
National Association of City Transportation Officials

Translating Local Practice to Federal Policy

Director, Equitable Conservation
The Nature Conservancy 

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Audubon Society

Listening, Learning, and Leading: Audubon’s Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Founder and Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
Partner, Avarna Group

Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (All day)

Day Three

11:30am to 12:45pm

Undergraduate Poster Session - Refereed

Posters

Junior, Public Health Sciences and Environmental Studies 
University of Michigan 

Double Major, Environmental Studies & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
Seattle University 

Senior Thesis Student, Environmental Studies 
Amherst College

Senior, Environmental Science and Policy 
Smith College
External Affairs Coordinator
Woodwell Climate Research Center

Student, Evolution, Ecology, and Environmental Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Senior, Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University 

Senior, Environmental Geoscience & Sustainability and Geography Majors
Indiana State University 

Senior, B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan

Undergraduate student of Liberal Arts, Political Science and International Relations
O P Jindal Global University

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Science and Human Needs and Global Resources
Wheaton College

Undergraduate Student, Biology and Environmental Studies
Bowdoin College

Undergraduate student, International Business, Portuguese, and Environmental Studies
University of South Carolina 

Co-founder of Ciencia Para Todos (Science For All)

Undergraduate Student, Humboldt State University
Co-director and web designer of Ciencia Para Todos (Science For All)

Undergraduate Student, Wildlife Biology & Communications
Humboldt State University

Co-founder of Ciencia Para Todos (Science For All)

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Science & Management
Humboldt State University

Co-founder of Ciencia Para Todos (Science For All)

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies
Hawaii Pacific University

Undergraduate Senior, Integrative Biology, Environmental Science & Public Policy
Harvard University

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies
University of Central Florida

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Concurrent Plenaries

Plenaries
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Plenary 6: Pollution, Health, and Justice

Plenary Speakers

Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Assistant Professor
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland 

Unequal Protection Revisited: Pressing Toward the Mark of Infrastructural Justice, Risk Reduction, and Leveling the Landscape

Associate Professor
Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology
The Ohio State University 

Moderator

Director, Justice and Equity
Environmental Grantmakers Association

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Plenary 7: Environmental Grantmaking Foundations: Responding to the Pandemic; an Election; and Facilitating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Plenary Speakers

Senior Program Officer, Bullitt Foundation

President, Pisces Foundation

Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Executive Director, Island Foundation

Moderator

Executive Director, Park Foundation

2:30pm to 2:40pm

Break

2:40pm to 2:50pm

Video: Young, Gifted and Brown: The New Face of Innovators in the Conservation Sector

Special Guests

Partner and Co-Founder
IberSun & IberSun, North America

Owning & Producing Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets

Co-founder, Lillian Augusta

Co-founder, Emergence Collective

Ph.D. student, Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz

Executive Director
Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint

Founder and Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
Partner, Avarna Group

2:45pm to 2:55pm

Video: Young, Gifted and Brown: The New Face of Conservation Leadership

Special Guests

Director, Safe & Healthy Products, Environmental Defense Fund

Co-Executive Director
Greenpeace

Racial Discourses, Injustices, Equity, and Engagement in Conservation Organizations

Director, Equitable Conservation
The Nature Conservancy 

Founding Partner, The Avarna Group

Policy Director, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Operations Director
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

People of Color and Service on Boards of Environmental Organizations:  Challenges and Benefits

Associate Director, Arabella Advisors

2:55pm to 4:25pm

Plenary 8: Policy, Law, and Thinking Critically about the Nexus of Environmental Justice, Conservation, and Sustainability

Plenary Speakers

Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group

Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan

Getting to Resilience, On Whose Time?

President, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan 

Moderator

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

4:25pm to 5:00pm

Poster Awards and Closing Address

5:00pm to 6:00pm

After Hours: Celebrate, Continue Making Connections, and Network

Chief Executive Officer, Youth Outside

Leveraging the Experiences of Young Adults of Color in the Outdoors

Associate Professor
Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology
The Ohio State University 

Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Regional Lead Enforcement Coordinator
Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Enforcement – To Level the Playing Field or Deter Bad Actors?

Climate Justice Director, Catalyst Miami

Senior Program Officer, The Environment Program
The JPB Foundation

Executive Director, New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Challenging the Grantmaking Process to Build a More Equitable Funding Structure

Director of Human Resources and Culture
Clean Water Action

Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean
Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
School of the Environment
Yale University

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