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The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly program where we dive into the career paths, research, and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as other leaders in the field.

El’gin Avila on workers’ health and the gig economy

El’gin Avila on workers' health and the gig economy

5/4/2022
44 min.

El’gin Avila joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how the gig economy has upended what we think of workers health and rights.

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on “deep medicine”

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on "deep medicine"

4/27/2022
50 min.

Dr. Rupa Marya and Dr. Raj Patel join the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to talk about how practitioners of modern medicine and public health are trained to be technicians rather than healers.

Enjoli Hall on supporting community care through urban planning

Enjoli Hall on supporting community care through urban planning

4/20/2022
48 min.

Enjoli Hall joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how she’s using urban planning to advocate for community care.

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz on the intersection of labor and environmental rights

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz on the intersection of labor and environmental rights

4/6/2022
48 min.

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss environmental justice and labor rights in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Navigating the environmental health field as women of color

Navigating the environmental health field as women of color

3/30/2022
31 min.

Former Agents of Change fellows Dr. Lariah Edwards and Dr. Theresa Guillette discuss what it’s been like for them as women of color navigating the environmental health field.

Cielo Sharkus on how engineering can bolster environmental justice

Cielo Sharkus on how engineering can bolster environmental justice

3/23/2022
45 min.

Cielo Sharkus joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how the field of civil engineering can help combat environmental injustice and better engage with communities.

Theresa Guillette on what gators and crocodiles can tell us about our health

Theresa Guillette on what gators and crocodiles can tell us about our health

3/9/2022
36 min.

Theresa Guillette joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her research on alligators and fish as sentinel species for environmental health, and how PFAS are moving through our ecosystems.

Unconventional pathways to science, part 2 with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Unconventional pathways to science, part 2 with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

3/2/2022
40 min.

Former Agents of Change fellows Azmal Hossan and Cielo Sharkus speak with Hossan’s mentor, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about climate change science and communication.

Unconventional pathways to science, part 1 with Dr. Johanna vanderSpek

Unconventional pathways to science, part 1 with Dr. Johanna vanderSpek

2/23/2022
42 min.

Senior Agents of Change fellow Cielo Sharkus speaks with her mentor Dr. Johanna vanderSpek about her career and the role she’s played in helping women of color pursue science.

Annie Hoang on advocating for safer workplaces

Annie Hoang on advocating for safer workplaces

2/9/2022
48 min.

Annie Hoang joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how the U.S. fails workers when it comes to toxic exposures, and how researchers can advocate for safer workplaces.

Lorraine N. Vélez-Torres on respiratory health in Puerto Rico

Lorraine N. Vélez-Torres on respiratory health in Puerto Rico

1/26/2022
28 min.

Lorraine N. Vélez-Torres joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss fungal spores and why they are an acute problem in Puerto Rico.

Nayamin Martinez on organizing for farmworker justice

Nayamin Martinez on organizing for farmworker justice

1/12/2022
46 min.

Nayamin Martinez joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss advocating for farmworker health and workplace protections in California’s Central Valley.