New Horizons 2022 Agenda

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 12:50pm to Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 6:00pm
*All times are Eastern Standard Time
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 1:00pm to 6:55pm

New Horizons 2022 - Day One

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Welcome, Orientation, and Opening Address

Opening Address

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Factors Influencing CEO Compensation in Environmental Organizations

1:50pm to 2:00pm

Welcome from the Dean of the Yale School of the Environment

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

2:00pm to 3:40pm

Plenary 1: Contemporary Media and Coverage of Environment, Equity, and Justice Issues

Plenary Speakers

Founder and Creative Officer
Grist

Grist:  Covering Environmental Inequalities and Diversity, and Recognizing New Leaders

Founder and Executive Director - Threshold, Auricle Productions

Threshold: Practicing Radical Listening in Environmental Journalism

President and Editor in Chief
Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly:  Coverage of Environment, Inequality, and Social Justice

Moderator

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

3:40pm to 4:10pm

Break

4:10pm to 4:40pm

Networking Rooms

4:45pm to 6:00pm

Concurrent Plenaries

4:45pm to 6:00pm

Plenary 2: The Land - Sovereignty, Ownership, Reparations, and Conservation

Plenary Speakers

Philanthropy Fellow, University of California - Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Professor, University of California - Davis

Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Approaches to De-Colonial Environmental Policy

Executive Director, Relationships and Reciprocity Co-Director
Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust 

Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust: Centering Indigenous Sovereignty on Unceded Territory

Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director, Yakama Nation

Reparations and Sustainability:  The Yakama Land Deal

Moderator

President, Vermont Land Trust

4:45pm to 6:00pm

Plenary 3: Climate Justice: Vulnerabilities, Transitions, and Resilience

Plenary Speakers

Assistant Professor
Florida International University 

Disturbance Ecology, Remote Sensing, and Climate Vulnerability

Campaign Director
Climate Action Campaign

The Use of Legislation to Help Stimulate Climate Action

UrbanA Fellow
European Commission UrbanA Project

Climate Justice and Sustainability in the European Context

Moderator

National Water Projects Coordinator, Clean Water Action

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Networking

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:30am to 6:45pm

New Horizons 2022 - Day Two

11:00am to 12:00pm

Graduate Students and Young Professionals Poster Session

12:00pm to 12:05pm

Transition

12:05pm to 1:20pm

Concurrent Workshops: Session One

12:05pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 1: Salary Negotiations and Competing Jobs Offers

Director of Human Resources and Culture
Clean Water Action

Moderator
12:05pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 2: Senior Staff Positions - What to Look for and How to Obtain and Retain Them

Director - Consumer Health
Environmental Defense Fund

Deputy Regional Director North Atlantic-Appalachian Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Atlantic-Appalachian Region

Moderator

Founder, M4EJ (Millenials for Environmental Justice)

12:50pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 3: How to Start a Business or Consulting Company

Co-founder, Emergence Collective

Founder and Principal, The DeGannes Consulting Group

Moderator

DEI Student Coordinator, Yale University, School of the Environment

12:05pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 4: The Elevator Pitch - Having an Effective One

Career Coach & President, Green Career Advisor

Moderator
12:05pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 5: Navigating Academia: Publish, Perish, Thrive

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Moderator

PhD Student
School of the Environment, Yale University

12:05pm to 1:20pm

Workshop 6: Financial Literacy and Planning

Managing Director, Caserta & de Jongh, LLC

Advisor, Planning Specialist, Caserta & de Jongh, LLC

Moderator

Master of Forestry Candidate, Yale University

1:20pm to 1:25pm

Transition

1:25pm to 2:55pm

Concurrent Plenaries

1:25pm to 2:55pm

Plenary 4: Women Leaders in Conservation Organizations

Plenary Speakers

President Emerita
Natural Resources Defense Council

Reflections on the State of Diversity and the Pace of Change in Conservation Organizations

Co-Executive Director
Greenpeace

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

Chief Executive Officer and President
Environmental Grantmakers Association

The Environmental Grantmakers Association as a Catalyst for Change in Environmental Philanthropy

Moderator

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

1:25pm to 2:55pm

Plenary 5: Diversity in the Environmental Sector

Plenary Speakers

Professor
University of California at Los Angeles

Diversity and the Environmental Sciences

Director of Equitable Climate Solutions
Bezos Earth Fund

Diversity and Change in the Environmental Philanthropy

Operations Director
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

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

Moderator

Graduate Student, Michigan State University

2:55pm to 3:15pm

Lunch Break

3:15pm to 3:45pm

Networking Rooms

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Concurrent Workshops: Session Two

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 7: Career Transitions: When Do You Quit One Job and Look for Another

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

Moderator

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

InterAction

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 8: Writing Graduate School Essays and Navigating the Graduate School Application Process

Director of the Scholarly Writing Program
Indiana University 

Director, Career Development Office

Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Moderator
Thomas J. Siccama Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist; Director of Research–Yale Forests, Yale University, School of the Environment 
3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 9: Navigating the Academic Job Market: Interviews, Job Offers, and Negotiations

Provost’s Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas - Austin

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, Department of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago, School of Communication

Feminist Political Ecologist, Environmental Consultant

 Climate Justice Program Officer, Foundation for Louisiana

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

Moderator

Postdoctoral Associate, School of the Environment, Yale University

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 10: Grant Writing in the Federal & Nonfederal context

Workshop Leaders

Associate Director of Development, School of the Environment, Yale University

Executive Director
Office of Sponsored Projects, Yale University

Moderator

PhD Student
School of the Environment, Yale University

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 11: The Internet You: Tips for Putting Your Best Foot Forward in a Web-Based Job and Fellowship Market

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
School of the Environment, Yale University

Moderator

Master’s Student
School of the Environment, Yale University

3:50pm to 5:05pm

Workshop 12: How to Find a Publisher and Publish a Book

Senior Executive Editor Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Medicine, Yale University Press

 
Moderator

Director, Justice and Equity
Environmental Grantmakers Association

5:05pm to 5:10pm

Transition

5:10pm to 6:40pm

Concurrent Plenaries

5:10pm to 6:40pm

Plenary 6: Climate and Extreme Weather

Plenary Speakers

Assistant Professor
University of California - Irvine

Tainted Grapes, Tainted Lungs: Extreme Wildfire Impacts to Undocumented Latina/o and Indigenous Migrants 

Senior Social Scientist for Climate Vulnerability
Union of Cncerned Scientists

Inequitable Burdens of Heat-related Illness and Death under a Changing Climate

Associate Professor
University of Iowa

The Inequitable Landscape of Flood Vulnerability

Associate Professor
University of California -  Santa Cruz

Solar Geoengineering Politics and Justice

Moderator

PhD Student
School of the Environment, Yale University

5:10pm to 6:40pm

Plenary 7: Just Transitions and Just Sustainabilities

Plenary Speakers

Assistant Professor
Occidental College

Just Transitions: Climate and Labor Justice in Sustainability Strategies and Action

Assistant Professor
University of California - Berkeley

The Significance of Sustainable Urbanism

Assistant Professor
Williams College

Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

Moderator

Environmental Justice Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

6:40pm to 7:15pm

Networking

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:30am to 6:00pm

New Horizons 2022 - Day Three

11:30am to 12:30pm

Undergraduate Students Poster Session

12:30pm to 12:35pm

Transition

12:35pm to 2:05pm

Concurrent Plenaries

12:35pm to 2:05pm

Plenary 8: Food, Agriculture, Land Conflicts, Justice

Plenary Speakers

Founding Co-Director
Soul Fire Farm

Farming, Land Ownership and Food Sovereignty in People-of-Color Agricultural Endeavors

Associate Professor
Florida A&M University

Black Farmers and Small Farmers in the South

Associate Professor, University of Michigan - School of the Environment and Sustainability

Land Grabs, Wildlife Conflicts, and Resource Use in East Africa

Moderator

Director of Outreach & Sustainability
Hazelwood Initative, Inc. 

12:35pm to 2:05pm

Plenary 9: Environmental Justice - Trends in Research and Advocacy

Plenary Speakers

Research Fellow
Congressional Black Caucus

Understanding Transportation Injustice

Professor, Environmental Studies
University of California at Santa Barbara

Environmental Justice, Prisons, and Incarceration

Professor
University of Montana

Environmental Justice and Native American Tribes

Moderator

Manager of Public & Youth Engagement, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

2:05pm to 2:20pm

Break

2:20pm to 2:50pm

Networking Rooms

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Closing Plenaries: Government and For-Profit Sectors

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Plenary 10: Energy Justice

Plenary Speakers

Senior Advisor, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy;
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan - School of the Environment and Sustainability

Government, Energy Insecurity, and Energy Justice

Senior Advisor - Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy

Government, Energy Insecurity, and Energy Justice

Moderator

Masters Student, School of the Environment, Yale University

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Plenary 11: Environmental Quality, Oversight, and Resource Protection

Plenary Speakers

Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality
Office of the White House

Equity, Justice, and Environmental Quality

Senior Advisor
U.S. Forest Service

Disaster Recovery and Humanitarian Assistance

Moderator

Director of Strategic Initiatives, School of the Environment, Yale University

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Plenary 12: People of Color - Energy Production and Financing

Plenary Speakers

Partner and Co-Founder
IberSun & IberSun, North America

Owning & Producing Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets

Executive Director
Native Renewables, Inc.

Using Off-Grid Solar Energy to Solve Energy Inequity

Moderator

Masters Student, School of the Environment, Yale University

4:15pm to 4:20pm

Transition

4:20pm to 5:00pm

Poster Awards and Closing Address

Award Presentation

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5:00pm to 5:30pm

After Hours: Celebrate, Continue Making Connections, and Network