Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Diyana Dobberteen

Director of Development

Foundation for SBHS

Santa Barbara


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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

That humanity looks past our differences to pull us out of a downward spiral due to climate destabilization. I predict that our young people will be central in making this shift. A question for PS - Will participants stay connected following the conference and how?

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

My nonprofit career includes fundraising for and volunteering for environmental causes in San Diego (where I grew up) and in Santa Barbara (where I now live and work). I feel that global climate justice is a critical area for humanity to address in my lifetime. Hard to believe I first learned about the threat of global climate disruption in an Earth Science class the 1990s (UCSD) and in spite of two and a half decades of work, there is so much left to do!

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

I would like to learn more about global organizing efforts that mobilize social justice and women's/human rights organizations and forge inter-organizational alliances. I am also very interested in strategies that are working to raise awareness, making this matter for the next generation through public education and with media bringing more attention to this issue.

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

I bring two decades of experience in community development, volunteer management and organizing fundraising events to share with partners. In addition, I have studied the global climate justice issue at UCSD, UCSB and now at Fielding Graduate University, where I am a doctoral student of organization development and change.

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