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.

Joyce Ganthavorn

Joyce Ganthavorn graduated from U.C. Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She has worked on several environmental projects which includes reducing SFUSD’s water usage [...]

February 2018 Spotlight – Ruby Tumber

Ruby Tumber spends a lot of time at work, even when she's not in the office. That's because she works for the East Bay Regional Park District, the country's largest regional park system, and [...]

January 2018 Spotlight – Alison Brown

Alison Brown is a Bay Area-born environmentalist. Her identity was shaped in part by the ethos of the sustainability-minded culture that permeates California.

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 [...]