Meet the team behind DDCSP@UW.
Co-Lead & Curriculum Design Lead
Environmental Outreach Specialist
Classroom in the Field Teaching Assistant
Classroom in the Field Instructor
Former Director & Co-PI
Visiting Instructor - Geography and Communications
Visiting Instructor - Communications
Educational Research Team
The Conservation Scholars Fund directly supports students who are pursuing a career in conservation through the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Effective conservation strategies are inclusive, involving a diversity of stakeholders and incorporating multiple values. Yet, the conservation community does not reflect the collective voice of our country. Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. Our program aims to change that.
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[Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska] Brett is an educator, program designer and organizer with over 15 years of experience working at the intersections of ecological, cultural and community health. His work has included designing and instructing courses on food sovereignty, collaborative garden design and Indigenous science at Tribal Universities and medical school enrichment programs, conducting community-centered research on health disparities, facilitating healing retreats for cancer survivors and elevating equity and inclusion discourse within local, regional and National food justice, health equity and environmental organizations.
Hailing from the Midwest, Alicia’s passion for diversifying the environmental movement is what encouraged her to relocate to Seattle in 2014 and to work for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. She has a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from Kent State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington.
Mei-Yook is a storyteller, educator, and organizer who is fiercely dedicated to building community power and dismantling systems of inequity. Mei-Yook explores how food and story shape resilient identities and is the founder of The Foodways Project, a digital storytelling platform designed to amplify stories of food and healing in communities of color. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master of Public Health Nutrition from University of Washington. Mei-Yook enjoys cooking, swimming, and playing outdoors with her spouse and toddler.
Assistant Professor in Communications , Clemson University