2020 Keynotes

Jessica Black | Director, Center for Indigenous Health, Culture and the Environment, and Associate Professor of Environmental Science Heritage University  

Terry McDonald

In her international programs, Jessica works to promote sustainable, culturally vibrant communities, building global partnerships to empower indigenous peoples. She is currently working with the Bugle of Panama, the All Nations LSAMP CRIRE program, and Engineers Without Borders to provide opportunities for global indigenous exchange between STEM students and indigenous communities in Panama and Costa Rica.

Terry McDonald | Executive Director, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Lane County

Terry McDonald

Terry also oversees the Cascade Alliance - a national network of 14 nonprofits in 13 states developing socially responsible diversion of useable materials from the waste stream, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that to date has created hundreds of sustainable jobs, annually diverts millions of pounds of materials and generates millions in annual revenue that add resilience to the nonprofit agencies, allowing them to serve more needs in their communities.

2020 Speakers

Brendan Adamczyk | Student Sustainability Network Chair, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Brendan Adamczyk

Michele Crim | Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Portland  

Michele Crim

Catalina M. de Onís | Assistant Professor, Willamette University

Catalina de Onis

Omar El Akkad | Author & Journalist, American War  

Omar El Akkad

Toren Elste | Program Specialist, University of Washington Sustainability  

Toren Elste

Stephania Fregosi | Sustainability Analyst, Portland Community College

Stephania Fregosi

Claudia Frere-Anderson | Director, University of Washington Sustainability  

Claudia Frere-Anderson

McKenzie Funk | Journalist and Author, Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming  

Stephania Fregosi

Lucas Gutterman | Organizing Director, OSPIRG Students, University of Oregon  

Lucas Gutterman

Daniel Kammen | Distinguished Professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley  

Daniel Kammen

Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell (BA 1984) and Harvard (MA 1986; PhD 1988), and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Kammen helped found over 10 companies, including Enphase that went public in 2012, Renewable Funding (Renew Financial) a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) implementing company that went public in 2014. Kammen played a central role in developing the successful bid for the $500 million energy biosciences institute funded by BP.

Noel Kinder | Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike

Noel Kinder

Prior to Nike, Noel held roles that included leadership in several non-profit organizations as well small, privately-held companies in the United States. He has also served in the United States Peace Corps, spending two years in Honduras. Noel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Master's degree in Business from Portland State University. He is fluent in Spanish.

Rebecca Lawton | Author, Scientist and Executive Director, PLAYA Summer Lake  

Omar El Akkad

Steve Mital | Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Oregon   

Steve Mital

Alice Morrison | Food Security Coordinator, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Alice Morrison

Jen Myers | Instructor, Sustainability Double Degree Program, Oregon State University

Jen Myers

Mark Nystrom | Climate Recovery Ordinance Analyst, City of Eugene

Mark Nystrom

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College  

Briar Schoon

Vincent Smith | Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Science & Policy, Southern Oregon University  

Vincent M. Smith

Sarah Stapleton | Assistant Professor of Education Studies, University of Oregon

Sarah Stapleton

Sarah Stoeckl | Program Manager - Office of Sustainability, University of Oregon  

Sarah Stoeckl

Mitch Thomashow | Author, Ecological Identity, Bringing the Biosphere Home, and The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus

Mitch Thomashow

Brandon Trelstad | Sustainability Officer, Oregon State University  

Brandon Trelstad

Seth Vidaña | Director of Sustainability, Western Washington University  

Seth Vidana

Sean Watts | Owner, Sean Watts Consulting

Sean Watts

View our speaker line-ups from WOHESC 2019 & WOHESC 2018