Anna joins BMWC from the midwestern region. She grew up on a small Wisconsin hobby farm situated just east of the Mississippi River. She currently attends Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington pursuing a politics degree with an emphasis in theory and international studies, and a minor in music. She is involved in Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club and frequently works with the Campus Climate Coalition.
When she’s not busy with school activities, Anna enjoys eating tamales, running, and relaxing on the porch with a book or friends. Her role with BMWC will primarily consist of following Roberto’s every move and assisting him as he manages and continues to develop the Food Sovereignty Project.
Chris is a New Hampshire native and a student of Environmental Philosophy at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT. His focus in school is on the significance and philosophy of place and the role of place in politics, identity, and culture. Chris came to work with BMWC because he’s interested in learning more about Navajo culture, and the ways in which Navajo communities are combatting extractive industry through traditional knowledge and renewable energy. He’s interested in the power of place in protest and environmental activism, and would like to learn more about Navajo sacred sites and their significance in the fight for environmental justice. His focus at BMWC is working towards finalizing the Black Mesa Solar Project Report.
Chris is a lover of the outdoors, wild places, and simple beauty, and is committed to a life of advocating for the preservation of—and appreciation for—land and culture. He will be a senior in the fall and would like to continue on to graduate school after completing his undergraduate degree.