Workshop Participants

University of Maine

Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Rajesh Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He is Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a…
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
South Africa Centre for Evidence (SACE)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
New York University Metro Center
Transforming Evidence
The Cat House

Perry Cabot

Dr. Perry Cabot received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering and Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado…
Colorado State University (CSU)

Naota Hanasaki

Naota Hanasaki is head of Climate Change Impacts Assessment Research Section, Center for Climate Change Adaptation at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). Dr. Hanasaki…
National Institute for Environmental Studies Japan
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Meha Jain

Meha Jain is an Associate Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Her research examines how we can sustainably…
University of Michigan
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Climate Analytics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Sonia Seneviratne

Sonia Seneviratne is Professor for Land-Climate Dynamics at ETH Zurich, where she was appointed in 2007. She is a climate scientist and environmental physicist. After…
ETH Zurich
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
University of Melbourne

Claudia Ringler

Claudia Ringler is Director, Natural Resources and Resilience in the Transformation Strategies Department at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). A thought leader on…
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Mallika Nocco

Mallika Nocco is an Assistant Cooperative Extension Professor in Soil- Plant-Water Relations & Irrigation Management in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at…
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lorenzo Rosa

Lorenzo Rosa is a Principal Investigator at the Department of Global Ecology at Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was…
Carnegie Science

Nathan Mueller

Nathan Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State…
Colorado State University (CSU)

Oleksandr Mialyk

I am a last-year PhD Candidate focusing on historical water and land footprints of agriculture. Also, I work with other international teams to analyse climate…
University of Twente (UT)
National Taiwan University (NTU)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
National Research Council of Italy, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Megan Konar

Megan Konar joined the CEE faculty in fall 2013. She holds a Ph.D. (2012) and an M.S. (2009), both in civil and environmental engineering, from…
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC)
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

Roshan Jha

Hydrologist, Climate Science Student
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
University of California, Irvine

Britt Wray

Britt Wray, PhD is an author and researcher working at the forefront of climate change and mental health. Her latest book Generation Dread: Finding Purpose…
Stanford University

Zhiwa Woodbury

Retired eco-defense attorney; climate psychology researcher/writer; author of “Climate Trauma: Towards a New Taxonomy of Trauma” (2019) and “Climate Trauma, Reconciliation & Recovery” (2022); currently…

Maria Vamvalis

I am an educator with experience in the public school system (K-12), as well as post-secondary and post-graduate education. I have facilitated professional learning for…
University of Toronto
RMIT University

LaUra Schmidt

LaUra (she/her) is the founding director of the Good Grief Network and the brain behind the “10-Steps to Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate”…
Good Grief Network

Marilyn Schlitz

Social scientist, writer, and teacher with extensive background in a variety of methods and subject areas, focusing on consciousness, transformation, and healing. Teach and engage…
Sofia University

Elizabeth Sawin

Elizabeth Sawin is the Founder and Director of the Multisolving Institute. Beth is an expert on solutions that address climate change while also improving health,…
The Multisolving Institute
Wolf Willow Institute

Elizabeth Rohring

Elizabeth Ban Rohring served as the Engagement Lead for NOAA’s Sea Grant Program. Her focus has been on the effective communication of complex environmental science…

Sarah Jaquette Ray

Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray works at the intersection of social justice and climate emotions. An environmental humanist with a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in…
Cal Poly Humboldt University

Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin, PhD, is an eco-depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural regeneration. As founder of southwest Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he has, since…
Animas Valley Institute

Panu Pihkala

Dr. Panu Pihkala (b. 1979, he/his) is an adjunct professor of environmental theology (Title of Docent) at the University of Helsinki. He is currently known…
University of Helsinki

Aaron Pereira

Aaron is excited about the interplay between our inner lives and the broader world. Aaron Pereira is currently Project Lead for The Wellbeing Project. The…
The Wellbeing Project
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation

Per Olsson

Per Olsson is Associate Professor and Deputy Science Director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Based in complexity and systems thinking, his current research focuses on…
University of Stockholm

Julian Norris

Julian Norris is one of the founding directors of the Wolf Willow Institute which supports complexity leaders and systems influencers of all kinds to cultivate…
Wolf Willow Institute

Judith Neal

Judi Neal is an author, scholar, speaker, and consultant. Her primary focus is workplace spirituality, transformation, and global consciousness. After receiving her Ph.D. in organizational…
Global Consciousness Institute (GCI)
Stockholm Resilience Center