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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."

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.

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.

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.