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.

Ivy Poisson

Ivy is an Environmental Planner and Restoration Ecologist at MIG.  Some of her recent work include stream bank revegetation and restoration projects following construction work in places like San [...]

Julie Bryant

Margaret is passionate about building communities that work together for the collective good. She has worked at local nonprofits included 826 Valencia and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, [...]

Debra Baida

Debra Baida is a life organizer and coach and the founder of Liberated Spaces. She helps overwhelmed and variously disorganized clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond make room in their lives [...]

Hannah Wells

Hannah Wells is fiercely committed to helping businesses to be a force for good. She is passionate about leveraging sustainability and storytelling to build employee and customer retention. She [...]

Melis Ökter

Melis Ökter is an environmental scientist and coastal planner aiding local governments in developing sea level rise and coastal hazard policies. Currently a coastal planner at Dudek, she helps [...]

Lisa Baldinger

Lisa Baldinger is the newest member of the East Bay Regional Park District’s (EBRPD) Government Affairs Team. She joined EBRPD in 2014 as a Social Media and Legislative Affairs Intern and is now [...]

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 [...]