EarthCorps in partnership with HerRay! Foundation are excited to announce the first annual HerRay! Sheroes program to support and encourage female leadership in the environmental field. HerRay! Foundation will support two women in EarthCorps 2020 leadership cohort who are selected as “HerRay! Sheroes.” The Sheroes are ambassadors to other women trying to enter the environmental field and will serve as inspiration for other young women who aspire to lead. Also, each HerRay! Shero will gain leadership skills, professional development, and networking experience as they forge their path in the environmental sector.
Meet our 2020 Sheroes:
Hannah Wilson, Outreach Specialist
Hannah graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management and a minor in Geography. She is passionate about addressing environmental justice issues and has experience working with non-profits, tribes, and civic offices throughout Seattle and Washington.
“While I believe environmental restoration is a powerful tool across the board, I also believe we need to reconsider the ways environmental organizations partner and engage with communities, especially when engaging with communities of color. I am excited to work with Earthcorps on expanding the ways they can share resources and create change in a way that is equitable and just in the face of increasing climate change, gentrification, and resource exploitation.”
Hannah’s goal is to use her platform to give a voice to those who don’t have the privilege she has and to mobilize on-the-ground work that is effective beyond just raising awareness.
Beth Fancher, Crew Leader
Beth graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management. She completed her restoration ecology capstone project with the Green Kirkland Partnership and has served as an environmental restoration volunteer with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
“Growing up in the Pacific Northwest I developed a love and appreciation for nature. Understanding the importance of natural ecosystems and being aware of the damage and destruction that humans have inflicted upon them compels me to participate in environmental stewardship. My ambition is to have a career in ecological restoration and I believe that serving with EarthCorps is a terrific opportunity to gain relevant experience and leadership skills.”
Beth looks forward to growing as a leader and helping others to do the same. She feels empowered to inspire other young women, just as female leaders have encouraged her.
A special thanks to the HerRay! Foundation!