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Undergraduate Institution

Arizona State University


Alumni Leadership Cohort-1

Current Location

Tempe, AZ

Websites/Social Media

Personal Interests

  • Musical improvisation lets me wander and wonder freely while yoga
  • as my mindfulness practice keeps me grounded.

Professional Interests

  • Journalism, Communications, Outreach
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability


  • Learner
  • Input
  • Focus
  • Connectedness
  • Analytical

My name is Maria Eller and I am part of the Alumni Leadership Cohort 1 (ALC-1). My work leverages knowledge of ecological sustainability, experience in science communication, and emerging background in consulting to expand organizations' resilience to climate risks. I bring a systems approach, current social science research, and communication best practices to engage stakeholders and build social capital. The key to my work is mindfulness practice, having the emotional intelligence necessary to bring stakeholders together whether in internal trainings or external communications.

As part of ALC-1, I work as an editor for the DDCSP Alumni Digest and am excited to help facilitate conversations across the network. Please feel free to contact me through email, Twitter, anything if you want to share your work with the Digest.

I look forward to future collaborations, sharing of music, and celebrations of diversity in the environmental movement.