Amanda Torres plans with resilience in mind following her partnership with Texas A&M’s Texas Target Communities

Amanda Torres plans with resilience in mind following her partnership with Texas A&M's Texas Target Communities

Max Prestigiacomo is a new addition to the EPIC-N team. Max is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is pursuing a public policy and sociology degree. Max is from Madison, WI, and has been involved in organizing efforts around the Climate Crisis in his community. In September of 2019, Max joined Climate Activists from across the Globe at the United Nations Climate Summit. Before joining EPIC-N and COWS, Max ran for office and won a seat on the Madison Common Council representing most of the campus area. […]

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Forrest Williams connects his student experience to his local government career to develop comprehensive plan

Bio Forrest Williams graduated from Texas A&M University with his bachelors in 2017 and then went to grad school at Texas A&M and graduated with a Master’s in Urban Planning in 2019. While in his masters program he worked at Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) as a graduate assistant researcher, where I assisted in various projects […]

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Jason Sutedja analyzes examples of urban planning, environmental justice, and resilience in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Jason Sutedja Student,University of California, Los AngelesVirtual Intern,US Environmental Protection Agencyjason.sutedja@gmail.comJason’s LinkedIn Favorite Place One of my favorite places is a small park in my hometown. It has a great balance of trees and open space that makes it a great place to hold events or hang out. I love that it is frequented by […]

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Bonita C. Johnson fosters the integration of environmental justice, climate justice, and equity in EPA programs while mentoring participating US EPA interns

Bonita C. Johnson Senior Physical ScientistUSA EPA-Region 4Johnson.Bonita@epa.gov Favorite Place Visiting any water body provides me with a sense of peace, but interestingly, my favorite place is not a beach. Tuskegee University, an Historically Black College and University, is my favorite place. Inspired by the innovativeness of Dr. George Washington Carver who discovered over 300 […]

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Luci Newsom builds features in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Luci Newsom builds features in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Luci Newsom is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying urban planning with a minor in environmental studies. I currently live in Williamsburg, VA, where most of my time is spent working at my internships (one with a private planning firm and this one with the EPA) or doing schoolwork. When I do have free time, I like to do outdoor activities and hang out with friends on my campus. […]

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Laura Bloch supports the development, growth, and success of EPIC-N and its members

Laura Bloch supports the development, growth, and success of EPIC-N and its members

Laura Bloch has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years on projects and programs with all levels of government, academia, non-profits, and industry. She is currently the Sustainability Adviser for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 where she works on both regional and national policies and initiatives to enhance sustainability and resiliency. She led U.S. EPA, Region 9 in the design and implementation of its ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS), and champions visionary initiatives that minimize environmental impacts of internal operations and programs. For example, she helped develop the national Sustainable Grants Policy based on a successful policy she championed in Region 9. She has also developed and implemented several training programs to enhance sustainability nationally and with other agencies. Laura has been recognized through several national awards including the James W. Craig Pollution Prevention Leadership Award. Dr. Bloch received her Doctorate degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. […]

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Lori DiPrete Brown believes networks like EPIC-N help us accelerate change

Lori DiPrete Brown believes networks like EPIC-N help us accelerate change

Lori DiPrete Brown, a co-chair of the UniverCity Alliance at UW-Madison, is a public health leader and educator who advances health, equity, and quality of life worldwide. She employs rights-based approaches and the UN sustainable development framework in system strengthening efforts across sectors, both in the US and around the world. Her teaching in the School of Human Ecology and the School of Medicine and Public Health is informed by 15 years of global health practice in 21 countries, and has spanned public health, human rights, civil society, community studies, quality improvement and innovation. Her scholarship includes over 40 articles and reports and a textbook entitled Foundations in Global health Practice (Wiley, 2018). She is a graduate of Yale College, the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. […]

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