October 29, 2019

I am writing to share our excitement and recruit applications for our new solutions-focused graduate program, the Coastal Science and Policy Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. We seek applications from, or recommendations of, emerging coastal science and policy leaders who are exceptional collaborators, young professionals, recent graduates, or grantees and who show leadership promise and passion to address opportunities and challenges from land to sea. 

October 28, 2019

By Dyaami D'Orazio

October 25, 2019

By Dyaami D'Orazio

Hello Alumni of the Greatest Conservation Network of All Time! Guilu (UM ‘16) and Dyaami (UW ‘14) here. We had the amazing opportunity to assist in the facilitation of Alumni Leadership Cohort 3 with the superstars Teri and Luz this September. We want to share some reflections and thoughts with you about the experience of connection, facilitation, and this phase of our network growth...

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.