Gender Equity in the Environmental Sector

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Date(s) - Wednesday, February 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management


Held in Room 1414.

The Bren School at UCSB is proud to be an institution that recognizes training effective environmental managers requires more than just rigorous academics. Students and faculty come from many backgrounds and work collaboratively across disciplines to solve environmental problems. However, a person’s gender identity, in addition to their racial, cultural, and sexual orientation, can greatly affect their career trajectory and success. We are excited to present a conversation with a talented group of environmental and social science professionals about the role of gender identity and equity in the workplace.

BIOS Dena Montague is the Co-Founder of ÉnergieRich, a social enterprise working with engineers and entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora to develop sustainable, innovative clean energy solutions for low-income communities. Dena Montague earned a PhD in Political Science from UCLA and is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB.

Diana Glassman is CEO of Integration Strategy, a consulting firm she founded to assist clients making strategic investment decisions with an emphasis on leveraging her ESG (environmental, social and governance) expertise. She earned her MBA at Harvard Business School, MPA (international political and economic development) at Harvard Kennedy School, and BS (biology) at Yale.

Sophie Parker is a Senior Scientist in The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, where she leads the Renewable Energy Program’s science team in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. In addition, she is forging new methodologies for the planning and implementation of urban biodiversity conservation in greater Los Angeles. Parker received her PhD from EEMB at UCSB in 2006.

Tristan Bridges is an assistant professor in the sociology department at UCSB. He is particularly interested in the relationship between gender, sexuality, and inequality and seeks to make sense of dramatic shifts in men’s relationship with masculinities alongside much less movement on gender inequality than we might have thought would accompany such shifts.