Villa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines & New York, United States
Kalina Browne (she/her) is passionate about addressing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the conservation field with a specific focus on nonprofits. After completing her bachelors in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Buffalo in 2018, Kalina returned to her island home nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in Caribbean to work with the government where she was a procurement intern where she gained insight into project management by assisting on the Regional Development Vulnerability Reduction Project funded by the World Bank.
As an islander, she has a strong interest in the effects of climate change and the intersection with justice which was her focus when she worked with Ocean Conservancy’s (OC) Climate Program as a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) fellow from the summer of 2019 to summer of 2020. During her time at OC she participated at both the state and international level. She was engaged with California’s Ocean Protection Council and had the opportunity to attend the United Nations Framework on Climate Change 25th Conference of Parties in Madrid, Spain in December 2019.
Now as a UCSC CSP student Kalina hopes to continue to pursue this timely issue of JEDI integration in her CSP capstone and wishes to be an inspiration for other young, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folx.
In Summer 2021, Kalina will join Green 2.0 as a fellow. While working with them, Kalina hopes to further her knowledge in the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) sphere while helping Green 2.0 accomplish their goals. She wishes to be an inspiration for other young, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in environmental and conservation fields.