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Anna LoPresti is a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on reducing the impacts of wildfire in the western US, and monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation strategies such as prescribed burning. She combines GIS, remote sensing, and social science approaches in collaborative research with communities and land managers.
Christabelle Toso, a dedicated public health expert, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Georgia State University. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in the Department of Global Health. Her passion lies in promoting sexual and reproductive health and justice and global health equity, particularly within marginalized communities. She is deeply committed to advancing the transformative power of research, advocacy, communications, media, and technology to foster community engagement, collective action, and meaningful change.
Estenia Ortiz is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida with research interests in water quality improvement, nature-based solutions, food security, and sustainable and equitable infrastructure. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from USF and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Estenia’s career goals are to design and engineer with communities, especially those underrepresented in STEM, sustainable innovative solutions to challenges at the nexus of food and water.
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Ritika Prasai is a geospatial remote sensing data scientist with expertise in earth science, database management, machine learning, and deep learning technology. She has a strong track record of developing innovative solutions to complex problems related to natural resource management and environmental monitoring. Ritika is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the world. She is committed to developing innovative solutions to the environmental challenges that we face today.
Trinity, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Louisiana State University. Her research interests focus on environmental health, hazards, and the factors influencing human health and well-being in a changing environment. Trinity enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, finding new adventures, being in nature, and spending time with her family and friends.