Team

Karenna Gore

Karenna Gore is the founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Karenna formed CEE in 2015 to address the moral and spiritual dimensions of the climate crisis.

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William J. Barber III

William J. Barber III is an environmental and climate justice scholar and advocate, with nearly a decade of social justice organizing experience and deep academic training in both the science and the law behind environmental and climate issues.

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Genie Cooper

Eugenia “Genie” Cooper is a native of Houston Texas where she graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. She is a 2014 graduate of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary,

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Timothy Cross

As director of communications, Tim Cross is responsible for the Center’s public outreach, media relations, social media, and other communications initiatives.

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Tory-Field

Tory Field

Tory is raised and shaped by the fierceness of her love for ocean, plants, open sky, and family of all contours. She is grateful to have spent more than 20 years farming

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Teddy Nalwanji

Teddy Nalwanji is a Community Engagement Exchange Fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics for Fall 2022. As a fellow, she is working on projects focused on advancing health and climate change initiatives in lower-income communities worldwide.

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Alyssa Ng

Alyssa Ng’s research supports CEE’s efforts in sustainability and global affairs as well as other areas of focus. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Alyssa was a CEE graduate student assistant

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Gopal Patel

Gopal D. Patel, a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner and consultant, is a senior advisor at the Center for Earth Ethics. For more than a decade, Gopal has spearheaded the development of environmental initiatives

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Mona Polacca

Mona Polacca is an educator and facilitator whose knowledge, empathy and values motivate others to speak and act. She has a special interest in older people and youth and has led or participated in many effective initiatives related

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Andrew Schwartz

As director of sustainability and global affairs, Andrew Schwartz leads the Center’s programs, such as the 2021 Faith + Food Coalition Dialogue series, that bring together voices from around the world to further environmental and climate justice.

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Shannon M.D. Smith

Shannon is a ritualist, dancer, writer, facilitator, traveler, administrator and life long student. Former posts have included serving as the administrative coordinator for the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado

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Aja Two Crows

Aja Two Crows (she/her) is a project manager at the Center for Earth Ethics. At CEE, Aja collaborates to develop programming and program strategy for the Center. Aja also is the marketing and communications manager at TômTex Co., a materials science brand developing 100% biodegradable textiles from diverted food waste.

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