Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Rocío Lozano-Knowlton

Founder and Executive Director

MERITO Foundation



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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

environmental and social justice

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

I founded and Direct the MERITO Foundation in 2013, a not for profit conservation organization dedicated to protect the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities to multicultural youth and their communities. We increase students' ocean, climate and environmental literacy, awareness of ocean-related issues, and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices so that we all contribute to ocean and environmental protection. We also strive to motivate diverse youth to pursue science, technology or engineering careers that relate to the ocean. Our services are free of charge to teachers and their students in Title 1 schools (schools for low income students). Info at

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

There are many ways they can support my mission just like I think I can help them if we have common values, goals and objectives. My efforts focus on environmental and social justice equally. Example of how can attendees support my work include financial sponsorship, collaboration, partnerships, references, feedback or volunteer work. Fore more specific ideas visit

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

Same as suggestions above if the other attendees work and I have common values and goals. A core value for me and my organization's board aside from environmental sustainability is Equality, Inclusion and Diversity in the Environmental field. Especially for Latin American women. We are severely underrepresented and disfranchised.

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