List of Presenters

Listing 76 Contributors in this category. Click on any listing to show sessions and more information. Use the links at the bottom of the page to navigate the list.

Charisma Acey

Assistant Professor University of California - Berkeley

New Horizons 2022 Agenda
Plenary 7: Just Transitions and Just SustainabilitiesWed 3/30 5:10pm EDT

Margie Alt

Campaign Director Climate Action Campaign

Christopher Askew-Merwin

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator InterAction

New Horizons 2022 Agenda
Workshop 7: Career Transitions: When Do You Quit One Job and Look for AnotherWed 3/30 3:50pm EDT
New Horizons 2021 Agenda
Workshop 1: Effective Job Interviewing Techniques Mon 4/19 2:40pm EDT

Shalanda Baker

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

New Horizons 2022 Agenda
Plenary 10: Energy Justice Thu 3/31 3:00pm EDT

Gary Barrett

Senior Advisor U.S. Forest Service

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Gary Barrett is currently the Senior Advisor at the USDA Forest Service National Partnership Office and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. Mr. Barrett was the former Deputy Director and Senior Advisor of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), USAID’s only office dedicated to advancing U.S. public diplomacy objectives. Mr. Barrett served as both a Senior Program Advisor and Senior Field Program Manager for the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Afghanistan. While there, he helped to manage programs in both the South and Southwest of the country.
 
From 2007 until mid-2008, Mr. Barrett worked for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as the Head of Office for the UN Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC) in South Sudan. There, he and his team coordinated the logistics of United Nations humanitarian assistance to South Sudan and also worked to professionalize the newly created Government of South Sudan Ministry of Transportation and Roads. His team also provided technical assistance and recommendations on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). From 1998 to 2007, and again in 2009, Mr. Barrett worked for the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), where he provided essential technical support in global disaster response management, planning, operations, preparedness, and prevention.
 
Before joining the federal government in 1997 as a civilian, Mr. Barrett served in the U.S. Marine Corps and attended graduate school at the Yale University School of the Environment. Mr. Barrett holds a master’s degree from Yale University, a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, and a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University. Mr. Barrett was also a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Barrett is the immediate-past president of the Yale School of the Environment Alumni Association Board.

Gary Barrett

Senior Advisor U.S. Forest Service

He/Him/His

Gary Barrett is currently the Senior Advisor at the USDA Forest Service National Partnership Office and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. Mr. Barrett was the former Deputy Director and Senior Advisor of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), USAID’s only office dedicated to advancing U.S. public diplomacy objectives. Mr. Barrett served as both a Senior Program Advisor and Senior Field Program Manager for the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Afghanistan. While there, he helped to manage programs in both the South and Southwest of the country.
 
From 2007 until mid-2008, Mr. Barrett worked for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as the Head of Office for the UN Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC) in South Sudan. There, he and his team coordinated the logistics of United Nations humanitarian assistance to South Sudan and also worked to professionalize the newly created Government of South Sudan Ministry of Transportation and Roads. His team also provided technical assistance and recommendations on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). From 1998 to 2007, and again in 2009, Mr. Barrett worked for the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), where he provided essential technical support in global disaster response management, planning, operations, preparedness, and prevention.
 
Before joining the federal government in 1997 as a civilian, Mr. Barrett served in the U.S. Marine Corps and attended graduate school at the Yale University School of the Environment. Mr. Barrett holds a master’s degree from Yale University, a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, and a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University. Mr. Barrett was also a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Barrett is the immediate-past president of the Yale School of the Environment Alumni Association Board.

Frances Beinecke

President Emerita Natural Resources Defense Council

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Frances Beinecke is the President Emerita of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a major nonprofit environmental organization that works internationally to curb global warming, protect people’s health, preserve wild landscapes, and foster vibrant and sustainable communities. Using legal and scientific expertise, NRDC creates policies and works to implement and enforce the laws that protect our environment. Under Ms. Beinecke’s leadership,  2006 to 2015, NRDC focused on finding solutions to  the biggest environmental challenges of our time. She expanded NRDC’s work globally to include programs in China and India focusing on clean energy.
 
In 2010, Ms. Beinecke was appointed by President Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She currently sits on the boards of World Resources Institute (WRI), the NRDC Action Fund, ClientEarth, the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies and the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.  She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 
 
Ms. Beinecke, a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of the Environment, is a former member of the Yale Corporation.  She has received numerous awards including the Yale Medal, the Rachel Carson Award and the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society.
New Horizons 2022 Agenda
Plenary 4: Women Leaders in Conservation OrganizationsWed 3/30 1:25pm EDT

Ashley N. Bell

Postdoctoral Associate, School of the Environment, Yale University    

She/Her/Hers

Ashley Bell graduated with her doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her research focused on particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and its association with the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. She was recently hired as a Postdoctoral Associate under the mentorship of Dr. Dorceta Taylor at the Yale School of the Environment. In this position, she is involved with activities associated with the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative. 

Lauren Beriont

Co-founder, Emergence Collective

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Lauren Beriont is experienced in working alongside community organizations to increase their impact and effectiveness through equitable means. Lauren has a wide range of experience working with nonprofits and foundations providing organizational support, technical assistance, and advancing their evaluation efforts. Recent projects include partnerships with a coalition of organizations fighting homelessness, a national environmental funder initiative, and a community-university evaluation partnership. Lauren is passionate about reimagining the way people work together through mutually beneficial partnerships for community well being. She approaches each project with her love for evaluation, community-centered work, nature-based solutions, facilitation, and systems thinking.

Mark Bradford

Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University

New Horizons 2022 Agenda
Workshop 5: Navigating Academia: Publish, Perish, ThriveWed 3/30 12:05pm EDT