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Collaborator Biographies


Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist and critical writer examining the political ecology of landscape and space. Migrating between video, photography, and performative forms, her research-based creative projects shift the visual dimension of the landscape to allow hidden stories of environmental and social transformation to emerge. Her solo and collaborative creative work—most notably with Compass and the National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service—has been presented through the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Documenta 13, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, Krannert Art Museum, Cooper Union, Smart Museum, and numerous academic and artist-run venues. Her writings on landscape, ecology and contemporary art have appeared in Acme, Leonardo, Parallax, and Art Journal and numerous edited volumes. A 2019-2020 fellow at the Rachel Carson Center at Ludwig Maximilians Universität, she is Associate Professor of Media Arts in the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University. For more on her work, see https://readysubjects.org.

Shiloh Krupar is a geographer and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where she directs the Culture and Politics Program in the School of Foreign Service. Her research examines the biopolitical administration of asymmetrical life, geographies of waste and vulnerability, and bureaucracy. This has included work on decommissioned military landscapes and nuclear natures; environmental and financial disasters; model cities and exhibitionary politics in China; and medical geographies of waste. The recipient of a Quadrant Fellowship, she is author of Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and Health Colonialism: Urban Wastelands and Hospital Futures (University of Minnesota "Forerunners" book series, 2023), and co-author of Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-making (open access University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Krupar also co-directed the National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service and experiments with performance-based geographical analysis. For more on her work, see https://www.shilohkrupar.com/.


Samuel Archibald is a Master's in Environmental Management candidate at Western Colorado University. After completing his B.A. in history from Grove City College, Samuel served with the U.S. Peace Corps, working with an Ecuadorian nonprofit organization to develop extracurricular youth programs in rural communities. He has continued to focus on youth empowerment and outdoor education, most recently working with Yellowstone National Park as a Youth Conservation Corps crew leader.  

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Erich Berger is an artist, curator, and cultural worker based in Helsinki. His interests lie in information processes and feedback structures, which he investigates through installations, situations, performances, and interfaces. Throughout his artistic practice he has explored the materiality of information and information and technology as artistic material. His current interest in issues of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena, and their socio-political implications in the here and now. Berger also directs the Bioartsociety, an organisation based in Helsinki fostering interactions between art and natural sciences with a focus on biology, ecology, and life sciences. http://randomseed.org

Kathryn Bickley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Environmental Management from Western Colorado University with a track in sustainable and resilient communities. Kathryn has experience working in both the consulting and non-profit sectors. Kathryn’s interests lie in restoring critical habitat and protecting hydrologic resources.

Jeanea Blair

Conny Bogaard

Emily Boyle
and Spencer Bateman are interdisciplinary designers and developers. In 2018, they started Byse, a craft-focused, start-to-finish creative partnership based in NYC. They draw inspiration from traditional analog methods, while also taking advantage of the affordances of the digital domain. 

Katherine Chandler is an assistant professor of Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her research studies how technology and media create infrastructures that reinforce, challenge, and transform the nation state and a global public. She uses theories and methods from science and technology studies, media theory, geography, political theory, and art practice. Her scholarly research and essays have been published in Interventions, Catalyst, Humanity and qui parleUnmanning: How Humans, Machines and Media Perform Drone Warfare (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Chandler's first monograph, examines failed experiments by the United States military to unman aircraft in the twentieth century. She looks at how networked parts of the drone are entangled with gender, race, and nation. Unmanning is a disavowal of politics as technology that serves and obfuscates American power. Chandler's second book, Drone Publics, examines the international networks that promote drone innovation in Africa. She asks how the militaristic origins of drone aircraft are refashioned through commercial projects, humanitarianism, and development. This research theorizes the concept of drone publics, interrogating the tensions between a collective good and the rubrics of protection, targeting, and exploitation that persist in non-military drones. Chandler is also working on a co-authored book (with Hillary Mushkin) on arts, politics, and technology called Drone Archive. The project utilizes drawings and feminist art practice to engage with the histories of power and control exemplified by drone aircraft.

Sara Dean holds a master’s degree in public history from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in history and social sciences from Eastern Connecticut State University. She is the recipient of the Gerry Herman Award for Public History, the Thomas P. Anderson Memorial Prize in History, and the Ann and Kenneth Tucker Scholarship. In addition to her work on the nuclear atlas, Sara has conducted fieldwork for Historic New England’s community engagement team and for Old South Meeting House in Boston, with a focus on indigenous and African American history in Boston and in New England at large. Sara enjoys writing and has published works for The Public Historian, Historic New England Magazine, and the Bostonian Society’s “On King Street” series. Sara currently works in the Office of Academic Affairs at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over thirty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing. In 2015, he was the recipient of a commission from the LACMA’s Art + Technology program. In 2016 he traveled to Wuhan China as part of ZERO1’s American Arts Incubator. He was also a recipient of an Individual Artists Fellowship in 1992. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media Art at Emerson College in Boston.

Jeff Gipe is a visual artist who grew up downwind of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver, Colorado. Gipe has been heavily engaged with Rocky Flats matters over the past decade and he’s been exploring creative ways to raise public awareness about residual radioactive toxins. In 2015, Gipe installed a memorial dedicated to Rocky Flats known as the Cold War Horse. He has curated art exhibits, wrote an essay for the book Doom with a View, and he is completing the documentary film Half-Life of Memory.

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Kevin Hamilton is a Professor of New Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Working in collaborative and cross-disciplinary modes, Kevin has created artworks, archives, and scholarship on such subjects as race and space, public memory, history of technology, and bias in algorithmic systems. Support for this work has come from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois Arts Council. His work with Ned O’Gorman on nuclear photography has appeared in Media+Environment, Visual Studies, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and culminated in the volume Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War (Dartmouth, 2018). Other recent efforts include the co-founding of Ground Works, an online journal for arts-integrative scholarship and practice, a published interview on slow aesthetics for ASAP/Journal, and a chapter in Radical Humility: Essays on Ordinary Acts (Belt, 2021).

David Havlick is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. His research on militarized landscapes, restoration geographies, conservation, and public lands has been supported by the National Science Foundation, American Geographic Society, and U.S. Forest Service. He has published in journals including Science, The Geographical Review, Environmental Ethics, Progress in Physical Geography, Social Science and Medicine, and Science, Technology and Human Values. His book, Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration (University of Chicago Press), won the 2019 JB Jackson Prize from the American Association of Geographers. He is also the author of No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America’s Public Lands (Island Press, 2002); and co-edited (with Marion Hourdequin) Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture (Oxford, 2016). 

Gretchen Heefner is an Associate Professor of History at Northeastern University. Her first book, The Missile Next Door: The Minuteman in the American Heartland (Harvard University Press, 2012), traces the deployment of nuclear missiles across the American heartland in the late 1950s and 1960s. She has consulted with the National Park Service on their Minuteman Missile Historic Site in South Dakota. The Missile Next Door was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic title in 2013. She is currently working on a book about military engineers in extreme environments.

Abbey Hepner is Assistant Professor of Art and Area Head of Photography at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She holds undergraduate degrees in Art and Psychology from the University of Utah and an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. Her work examines health, technology, and our relationship with place. She frequently works at the intersection of art and science, examining biopolitics and the use of health as a currency. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, SITE Santa Fe, the Sheldon Art Galleries, and the Lianzhou Foto Festival. Her monograph, The Light at the End of History, about nuclear issues will be published by Daylight Books in 2021. Website: www.Abbey-Hepner.com

Marion Hourdequin is a Professor of Philosophy at Colorado College.  Her current research focuses on environmental ethics, climate ethics, and the philosophy of science and technology. She currently serves as Vice President/President Elect of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, and as an Associate Editor for two journals, Environmental Values and Environmental Ethics. She is the author of Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice (Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor, with David Havlick, of Restoring Layered Landscapes (Oxford, 2016). 

Mari Keto explores the limits of artifacts by combining jewelry materials in her installations and portraits. In Keto’s works both the conceptual underpinning and a high degree of craftsmanship merge into an artwork. Keto’s work is strongly research-based. She engages with her subject matter from various perspectives in order to define her own. Keto explores the tensions and structures of our contemporary culture by portraying icons and symbols predominantly surrounding us. Deriving from cultural histories and pop culture her work examines the distinctions between value and consumption. Keto’s multi-layered works contain intemperate realism mixed with humor and irony. https://mariketo.com

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Karen Krupar

Valerie Kuletz has held multiple research and professorship appointments, including Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Associate Professor of Environmental History at University of New Mexico; Associate Professor and Lecturer of Legal and Policy Studies at UC Santa Cruz; Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and is the author of the book The Tainted Desert: Environmental and Social Ruin in the American West (Routledge, 1998). She is the recipient of the Robert J. Lifton Fellow Lifetime Award for “Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Nuclear Studies and Social Justice.”

Nareg Kuyumjian is a senior studying Culture and Politics and pursuing a certificate in Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern European Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. As an undergraduate, he focused his academic and research work on international environmental security and, more specifically, on the role transboundary water and energy relations play in conflict and cooperation. Outside the classroom, he is engaged in the environmental movement through various forms of praxis including field organizing to ban single-use Styrofoam in California, researching and analyzing circular economy systems, and revitalizing the recycling program on Georgetown's campus. Nareg’s work in environmental policy has earned him a Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention, an Improving the Human Condition Grant, among others. His work draws from professional experiences at the American Council on Renewable Energy as a Policy Intern and at the Environmental Law Institute as a Research Intern. Alongside his environmental work, Nareg is heavily involved in his Armenian-American community both in Los Angeles, his hometown, and in Washington DC, primarily through the Armenian Youth Federation. He sees his Armenian identity as a grounding force, which informs both his problem-solving approach and spiritual understanding of the world.

Katie Lee earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 2016.  As a Culture and Politics major, she focused her interdisciplinary studies on immigrant, racial, and ethnic diasporas in Latin America.  Her interest in Latin American economics also earned her a Certificate in International Development. She interned as a microfinance consultant in Guatemala and studied abroad in São Paulo, Brazil. As a research assistant to Professor Shiloh Krupar, she composed site descriptions and designed spatial narratives for maps used in a Spring 2016 Colorado-based workshop on nuclear issues. Lee went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2019 with a Certificate of Specialization in International Law.  She was co-president of the student association, an articles editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and a student of the International Human Rights Law Clinic. She summered at Crowell & Moring, LLP in San Francisco and interned at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oakland. She now resides in San Diego, California, where she clerks for a U.S. District Judge. 

Mike Lehman was a Siebel Scholar at and holds a 2016 doctorate in United States history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. With a primary interest in early Cold War nuclear history, Lehman’s research on the multiple narratives of fallout seeks to illuminate long-entrenched moral arguments about nuclear weapons by establishing the immutable reality that fallout makes the use of nuclear weapons almost wholly impractical. The son of a retired Air Force officer who served in the service’s nuclear intelligence unit, Lehman was discouraged by Vietnam from considering a military career. Lehman’s dissertation, “Nuisance to Nemesis: Nuclear Fallout and Intelligence as Secrets, Problems, and Limitations on the Arms Race, 1940-1964,” is available at no charge through the University’s IDEALS website and at ResearchGate.

A native of Huerfano County, Colorado, Josh McDonald is an academic librarian, technoliteracy advocate, banjoist, and general bon vivant. He has owned a computer for a greater portion of his life than he has had running water, and is based in Washington, D.C

Stephanie A. Malin, Ph.D. is an environmental sociologist specializing in natural resource sociology, governance, and rural development, with a focus on the community impacts of resource extraction and energy production. Her main interests include environmental justice, environmental health, social mobilization, and the socio- environmental effects of market-based economies. She also examines communities building more distributive and regenerative systems. Stephanie serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University and she is an adjunct Associate Professor with the Colorado School of Public Health. Stephanie co-founded and co-directs the Center for Environmental Justice at CSU. She is an award-winning teacher of courses on environmental justice, water and society, and environmental sociology. Stephanie has authored a forthcoming book, Changing it All: Using Environmental Sociology to Build Something Better, as well as The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice, and has published her research in journals such as Social Forces, Environmental Politics, the Journal of Rural Studies, and Society and Natural Resources. Stephanie conducts public sociology and engaged scholarship, and her work can additionally be found in news outlets like The Conversation and High Country News’ Writers on the Range. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (part of National Institutes of Health), the American Sociological Association, the Rural Sociological Society’s Early Career Award, and the CSU Water Center. Stephanie has enjoyed serving in elected leadership positions for the American Sociological Association’s Section on Environmental Sociology and the International Association for Society and Natural Resources. She completed a Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University after earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from Utah State University. 

Shaun McGrath is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at Western Colorado University, with an emphasis on Sustainable and Resilient Communities. Shaun’s love for the outdoors and her undergraduate internship in soil health propelled her to go to graduate school and to research the potential to mitigate the changing climate through soil carbon sequestration. In her career, Shaun hopes to influence environmental management tools and policy by becoming a soil consultant and collaborating with land managers.

Shanna Merola is a visual artist, photojournalist, and legal worker. In addition to her studio practice, she has been a human rights observer during political uprisings across the country—from the struggle for water rights in Detroit and Flint, Michigan, to the frontlines of Ferguson, MO and Standing Rock, ND. Her collages and constructed landscapes are informed by these events. Merola lives in Detroit, MI where she facilitates Know-Your-Rights workshops and coordinates legal support for grassroots organizations through the National Lawyers Guild. Merola has been awarded studio residencies and fellowships through MacDowell, the Studios at MASS MoCA, Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, Kala Institute of Art, the Society for Photographic Education, the Puffin Foundation, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Her collaborative projects include Detroit Resists: A digital occupation of the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2016), and Oil + Water: Photography in the Age of Disaster Economies (2017). She has shown her work in solo exhibitions both nationally and abroad, most recently at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. 

Yuki Miyamoto is Professor of ethics in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University, where she teaches nuclear and environmental ethics in the US and Japan. Her work has centered on nuclear discourse, including books, Beyond the Mushroom Cloud (Fordham University Press, 2011), and Naze genbaku ga aku dewa nainoka (The narrative divergence in the Nuclear discourse) (Iwanami shoten, 2020), in addition to several articles (ex. “In the Light of Hiroshima” and “Gendered Bodies in Tokusatsu”). The uncanny systemic commonalities between nuclear disasters and environmental destructions saliently manifested after 2011’s Fukushima nuclear accident urged Miyamoto to examine environmental praxis demonstrated by those who witnessed methylmercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan. Her study culminated in the monograph A World Otherwise: Environmental Praxis in Minamata (Lexington Books, 2021). Her current work is to examine the construction of postwar nuclear discourse in Japan, partially influenced by a continuous wartime rhetoric, as well as by the transnational efforts to shape the discourse. She has taken DePaul students to Hiroshima and Nagasaki since 2005 on the biannual study abroad program. She has been appointed as Nagasaki Peace Correspondent (2010) and Hiroshima Peace Ambassador (2011).

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Amy O'Brien's installation pieces inspire curiosity and are a natural segue-way from her diverse career as a performing artist. She utilizes her skills as a builder, discriminating eye for found objects, and a passionate interest in historic research and restoration to create interactive experiences in unexpected and unusual venues. Her work is informed by years spent as a young artist living in New York City participating in collaborative performance happenings; she was a member of Twyla Tharp’s Company, choreographed for and danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project. Amy is the Principal of The Atlanta School, a small art and architecture school in the remote mining town of Atlanta, Idaho where she has completed numerous restorations of historic dwellings. She is on the board of The Snake River Alliance (Idaho’s Nuclear Watchdog) and the Days of Action Committee for the Nuclear Ban Treaty.

Ned O’Gorman is University Scholar and Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois. He writes at the intersections of Cold War history, rhetoric, and political theory. He is author, most recently, of Politics for Everybody: Reading Hannah Arendt in Uncertain Times (University of Chicago Press). He is the author of three books on the Cold War and its aftermath: with Kevin Hamilton he wrote the award-winning Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Film Studio at the Heart of the Cold War, published with over 600 images by Dartmouth College Press; The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America since the Kennedy Assassination (University of Chicago Press), and Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy (Michigan State University Press).

Angel Padilla Rivera is a student from Puerto Rico pursuing a master's degree in environmental management with an emphasis on public lands management at Western Colorado University. As part of his academic preparation, he has a bachelor's degree in general agriculture from the University of Puerto Rico at the Mayaguez campus. His interests for future projects include connecting communities to public lands and promoting opportunities for youth to pursue environmental careers.

A. Laurie Palmer is a Professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and the Director of Graduate Studies for UCSC’s new MFA in Environmental Art and Social Practice (EASP). Her place-based, research-oriented artworks take form as sculpture, public projects, and artist books, and she collaborates on strategic actions in the contexts of social and environmental justice. She is currently researching the shapes and structures of underground oil shale formations, and collaborating with local activists and artists in central California to put private property on trial for crimes against the common. Her current book project, The Lichen Museum, considers this slow, resistant, adaptive, and collective organism as an anti-capitalist companion and climate change survivor. 

Mallery Quetawki is a member of Zuni Pueblo, an indigenous community in western New Mexico.  She is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the Community Environmental Health Program (CEHP) at the University of New Mexico-College of Pharmacy. Mallery has created culturally-relatable art to translate scientific ideas, health impacts, and research on abandoned uranium mines that are currently undergoing study in several Indigenous communities. Her work ranges from acrylic paintings, painted wooden crafts, pottery, greeting cards, and coloring books. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZuniArtist 

Dr. Jen Richter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She researches and teaches on the intersections of energy policy and environmental justice, with specific focus on nuclear waste management policies and intergenerational justice, as well as energy justice related to renewables. 

Max Sawyer is a Master of Environmental Management student with an emphasis in Integrative and Public Land Management at Western Colorado University, graduating May 2022. Max has a passion for outdoor adventures which has led him to explore many of the vast landscapes of the American West. From the forested mountains of the Pacific Coast to the dry Mojave Desert and the lofty 14,000ft peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, he has explored the patterns of human interaction with the natural world and the legacies that these interactions have left behind. These legacies fuel his passion for habitat restoration focused on mitigating detrimental impacts of human activities on hydrologic systems and ecosystems.

Gregg Schlanger works primarily in installations and community public art. He is interested in exploring through his projects the potential of creating a better “sense of place” (leading to a respect for that place and the environment). Gregg believes this can happen through community involvement and the educational aspects that occur dealing with the various concepts of his work. His has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. This includes a public art commission for the State of Washington and the City of Memphis, Tennessee, a community project for the City of Providence, Rhode Island, and a commission for the public library in Owensboro, Kentucky. His work has been exhibited in Berlin, Erfurt, Potsdam and Jena, Germany. Gregg has also participated in exhibitions in New York, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, California, North Carolina, Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, and Washington. He has received many awards including Sponsorship by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Israel-Tennessee Visual Artist Exchange Project Fellowship, USIA Arts America Grant, and New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the NEA. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art + Design at Central Washington University.

Katie Schmidt graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs and a minor in Chinese. Her senior thesis explored the concept of sovereignty in Chinese cybersecurity speeches and policy. She has conducted research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Azerbaijan and was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship and Fulbright Student Research Grant. Currently, she is a research associate at an international strategic advisory firm.

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Eli Smith is a master's candidate in the Environmental Management Program at Western Colorado University where he studies integrative and public land management.  Eli is the Environmental Stewardship Fellow at High Country Conservation Advocates, an advocacy organization that collaborates with local stakeholders and policymakers, applies sound science, educates, and upholds the environmental integrity of Gunnison County, Colorado. In this fellowship, Eli works collaboratively with land management agencies and community organizations to address climate resiliency through the coordination of on-the-ground stewardship projects.

Jennifer Thurston

Claudia X. Valdes is a conceptually motivated visual artist, a trained mediator, a former tenured university academic, and a continuous scanner for challenge-opportunities in herself and in the world. Her artwork has exhibited internationally in major art centers, across four continents, and has received numerous honors. Primary themes in her art practice include trauma, memory, perception, and embodiment. Major subjects and strategies within her oeuvre have been the history of U.S. nuclear arms, physical trauma, violent conflict, and positing art as a means to both catalyze and frame social spaces for meaningful discourse…to evoke reflection upon the ethics of human decision-making/actions and the impact of this on individual and collective life.

Brian Wagenaar is a Master’s of Environmental Management student at Western Colorado University, and holds a Bachelor’s of Environmental Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His primary academic and career interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and policy, nonprofit and government administration, and natural disaster management.

A Visual Information Specialist with the National Parks of Boston, Katie Woods uses digital tools to interpret park stories in creative and engaging ways. She previously served as a Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Public History Intern with the park, during which she researched the abolition and women's suffrage movements in Boston. Katie received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2019, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in History with a Concentration in Public History, as well as a Certificate in the Digital Humanities.

Megan Woods is a Visual Information Specialist with the National Parks of Boston. Previously she worked as a Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Digital Public History Intern at the National Parks of Boston researching the connections between the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Great Migration and working on a variety of digital projects. In 2019, Megan obtained a Master of Arts in History with a Concentration in Public History and a Digital Humanities Certificate from Northeastern University. She previously obtained her B.A. from Saint Mary's College in History and Humanistic Studies.