Each month we spotlight a WEN member, speaker or environmental leader to help our community learn about the careers of women in the environmental fields. Occasionally, we also feature nonprofit and other organizations that are engaging the Bay Area community on environmental issues. Nominate organizations, colleagues or friends for upcoming Spotlights by emailing WEN using our contact form. We check email regularly and will respond as soon as possible.

December 2017 Spotlight – Sandra Acevedo-Hanns

Sandra Acevedo-Hanns is the founder & CEO of iGreen Media Group. Today, Sandra’s commitment is to be known as one making a difference. Her passion to communicate with people has marked her path [...]

November 2017 Spotlight – Nicole Gaetjens

Nicole Gaetjens is a transplant from Hawaii working full-time as the Sustainability Coordinator at Mills College in Oakland, California. Her role includes a bit of everything – from supervising [...]

October 2017 Spotlight – Sandra Lupien

Sandra has two decades of diverse leadership experience in the non-profit and public sectors; she has also worked as a public radio news anchor, and as a theater performer, director, and [...]

September 2017 Spotlight – Jennifer Stern

Jennifer Stern is an Environmental Stewardship Analyst at the City of Oakland where she promotes environmental stewardship of Oakland’s public spaces and supports volunteers who have adopted [...]

August 2017 Spotlight – Ahna Kruzic

Ahna Kruzic is a community organizer turned activist-researcher from rural southern Iowa. Ahna has worked as researcher, community organizer, coalition-builder, and more.

July 2017 Spotlight – Betsy Rosenberg

Betsy Rosenberg is an award-winning national broadcast journalist and a green media trailblazer. With 25 years of radio news experience and a track record as a social visionary, popular [...]

June 2017 Spotlight – Juliet Christian-Smith

Juliet Christian-Smith is a Senior Climate Scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists' Western States Office. She was recently named an “expert to watch” on climate, energy, and water [...]

May 2017 Spotlight – Paige Miller

Paige Miller is Digital Campaign Manager at NextGen Climate, a political organization that works to fight climate change and promote prosperity for every American. She is dedicated to engaging [...]

April 2017 Spotlight – Wendy Millet

Wendy Millet is director of the TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation, a cattle ranch with a mission to raise healthy food on working lands in a way that sustains the planet and inspires others to [...]

March 2017 Spotlight – Holly Neber

Holly Neber is the CEO of AEI Consultants, a full-service environmental engineering firm. As CEO, Holly guides AEI's culture and strategic plan.

February 2017 Spotlight – Jency James

Jency James, Recycling Coordinator Jency James is a Recycling Coordinator at Republic Services (a solid waste hauler), where she works with apartment complexes on their recycling and composting [...]

January 2017 Spotlight – Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named [...]