September 23, 2019

By Ashia Ajani

Stories are an essential part of the human condition. Storytelling allows us to exchange ourselves with one another and build community. Unfortunately, for many of us who belong to marginalized backgrounds, our stories have been defined for us, or ripped from our personhood entirely. We are placed into boxes, told to homogenize our experience, make it palatable to others. Through the Alumni Leadership Cohort, we recognize the vastness of experience, and how storytelling can be used to reclaim that vastness. It is our pleasure to introduce just a glimpse of the diverse narratives that exist within the 3rd annual DDCSP Alumni Leadership Cohort. 

July 9, 2019

Defining our value requires us to explore our deeply held personal messages, ideas, and attitudes about ourselves and our relationship to money and/or salary. The act of asking for (more) money and/or (more/other) benefits, or crafting a personal value statement supported by accomplishments, skills/experience, and impact is complex enough. We owe it to ourselves to take time in finding and providing context and language that may help dismantle personally limiting beliefs and support us in asking for and demonstrating fair market value. 

June 25, 2019

ELP Reflections from the 2019 PGM ONE Summit

June 19, 2019

ELP and Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) are offering a scholarship to ELP alumni and network members including DDCSP Alumni to participate in the interdisciplinary Executive Master of Natural Resources graduate degree program focusing on Leadership for Sustainability. 

April 29, 2019

By Sydney Fuller

By far one of my favorite experiences while in college was my summer internships with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP). Through DDCSP I met people of color from around the country who were also passionate about social change and conservation.

April 26, 2019

The IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community is a 10-month immersive residency in justice-oriented environmental education; experiential, student-centered learning; and culturally-responsive teaching and curriculum development.

April 12, 2019

By Lilli Garza

Imagine a place.

In that place, there are trees that Pachamama created and many creatures that roam on the land. Deer, lombrisas, newts, and human people all exist together in peace. The birds sing their praises and all you can do is sit in the silence and soak it all in.

March 19, 2019

Informational interviews are a chance to connect with a professional in your field of interest to learn about what they do, how they got there, and ask questions for advice about your career path. You are invited to connect with a staff member from The Wilderness Society, the leading conservation organization working to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, for an informal interview.

March 5, 2019

In an effort to reduce those barriers to access and demystify the conservation job search, we’re excited to launch a partnership between Natural Leaders Network, The Wilderness Society, and Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Alumni Network. By bringing young leaders from communities of color to the table with Wilderness Society Staff for a series of webinars and informational interviews, we hope that these leaders will be better able to discover, identify, and pursue careers in the conservation field that excite them.

March 5, 2019

By Hanna Innocent

When I first got into conservation it was thanks to the likes of many famous environmentalists with TV shows like Steve Irwin, Jack Hanna, Jeff Corwin, etc. When I moved away to college I learned of more environmentalists, naturalists, and scientists who contributed a lot to the history of conservation. However, while I was learning and absorbing information, some very important people were left out of the mix. I’ve grown to know of many “pioneers” and “important” people in the conservation field, but I can’t recall any of these people looking like me.

January 30, 2019

By Lucy Alejos

Learn how to select and create activities that help break the ice and not build it.

January 24, 2019

Mentorship Program Launch! This month begins the first group of mentee/mentor partnerships between DDCSP Alumni and Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellows. This month we are highlighting Senior Fellow, Yewah Lau. Meet Yewah.

January 23, 2019

Mentorship Program Launch! This month begins the first group of mentee/mentor partnerships between DDCSP Alumni and Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellows. This month we are highlighting Senior Fellow, Albert Arevalo. Meet Albert.

January 10, 2019

The College of Marine Science (CMS) at the University of South Florida  would like to invite MSI graduating seniors and alumni to apply for fully funded Fall 2019 graduate (MS, PhD) research opportunities.  We are seeking students from diverse majors (applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geosciences, etc.) to become the next generation of scholar-leaders and policy-makers in addressing the health of the oceans and global climate change. 

January 10, 2019

By Allison Donine

Recently, I moved to the Philippines to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Coastal Resource Management sector. I work with the Provincial Government and Natural Resources Office and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in my assigned province!

January 7, 2019

By Lucy Alejos

Super excited to attend the DDCSP Alumni Homecoming but not sure how to talk to your employer or professor about attending? Here are 6 quick tips to help frame your conversation.

December 20, 2018

By Andrea Calderon

If you’re currently in a public room – any public room – there is a one-hundred percent chance everyone in the room will have at least one thing in common: they will be fully clothed.

Clothing matters.

November 29, 2018

Looking to explore grad schools? This week we're highlighting Stony Brook University's Ecology and Evolution.

November 21, 2018

By Ari Himber

On Tuesday, October 23rd, a small group of ELP Fellows, Ray Fellows, and Doris Duke Conservation Scholars who are LGBTQ+ or allies gathered to discuss our experiences navigating queer identities within the environmental movement at the event “Green Spaces, Queer Faces."

November 21, 2018

Looking for an opportunity to discuss professional goals, challenges, and questions with peers and a mentor in the environmental sector? Join a 6-month mentorship program between Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Alumni and the larger Environmental Leadership Program Ecosphere. Mentors and mentees will be in small pods or learning circles of 4 -5 DDCSP alumni who are matched with a mid - senior level career environmental leader.

September 6, 2018

In October, 19 thoughtful DDCSP Alumni change-makers gathered at White Oak Conservation Center. Here are some reflections from Camille, Citralina, and Andrea on their experiences of the Alumni Leadership Cohort Experience.

August 28, 2018

What does it take to become a standout employee? Here are 3 tips and LOTS of resources to help you manage up, solicit feedback, and set intentional meetings.

July 2, 2018

By Christopher DeLeon

DDCSP UW and ALC 1 Fellow, Chris DeLeon, interviews fellow DDCSP UW Alumni, Naanibah Begay

May 16, 2018

Check out our latest op-ed on the Power of a single opportunity by Anahi Naranjo, DDCSP UW

May 14, 2018

DDCSP NAU Alum Vincent Irizarry reflects on the first DDCSP Alumni Leadership Cohort at White Oak Conservation Center in March, 2018.

March 20, 2018

By Rasheena Fountain

"It is through communal sharing of narratives that hidden stories become dominant stories and dominant stories become more familiar and inclusive to those feeling on the outside of field where they are in the minority."

February 14, 2018

By Rasheena Fountain

For Alicia Highland, Educator and School Partnerships Coordinator at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA, her love of science was partly ignited by an “F” on a science test as a little girl in elementary school in Ohio.

December 14, 2017

By Rasheena Fountain

Over that past few weeks you have been an instrumental part of helping the Environmental Leadership Program build a network that we hope will beneficial to you for many years to come. We have valued the input of everyone, including current DDCSP scholars. We look forward to current scholars joining the network as alumni in the future.