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.

Kelsey Juliana | Youth Climate Activist, Our Children's Trust; Plaintiff, Juliana v. United States

Kelsey Juliana

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

Speaker by last name: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P, Q-T, U-W, X-Z

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

Brendan Adamczyk

Rachel Bayly | Food Pantry Community Outreach Coordinator, Western Oregon University

Rachel Bayly

Bobby Butler | Program Manager/Instructor, Sustainable Agriculture Program, Highline College

Bobby Butler

Kaden Carpenter | Director of Eco-Social Justice, Portland Community College Sylvania Campus

Kaden Carpenter

Lisette Cervantes Almonte | Food Pantry Supervisor, Western Oregon University

Lisette Cervantes

Stephan Classen | Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices, Cascadia College  

Stephan Classen

Lauren Collar | Student, Students for Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, Willamette University

Lauren Collar

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

Felipe Gonzalez | Director of Sustainability, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus

Felipe Gonzalez

Elissa Gordon | Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, Bellevue College

Elissa Gordon

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

Lucas Gutterman

Rob Inerfeld | Transportation Planning Manager, City of Eugene

Rob Inerfeld

Em Jones | Student Body President, Portland Community College Cascade Campus

Em Jones

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.

Lyle Keck | Building Performance Consultant, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Lyle Keck

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  

Rebecca Lawton

Brandon Lesowske | Waste Management Coordinator, Portland State University - Campus Sustainability Office

Brandon Lesowske

Taylor Lohrie | Eco-Social Justice Director, Portland Community College Southeast Campus

Taylor Lohrie

Lindsey MacDonald | Sustainable Communities Partnership Coordinator, Western Washington University

Lindsey MacDonald

Taylor McHolm | Program Director, Student Sustainability Center, University of Oregon

Taylor McHolm

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

Steve Mital

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

Alice Morrison

Owen Murphy | Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance, Central Oregon Community College

Owen Murphy

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

Jen Myers

Mabel Miller | Sustainability Representatives Program Coordinator, Western Washington University

Mabel Miller

Mark Nystrom | Climate Recovery Ordinance Analyst, City of Eugene

Mark Nystrom

Jarrod Penttila | Project Manager, Oregon State University - Cascades

Jarrod Penttila

Hope Peterson | Zero Waste Coordinator, Western Washington University

Hope Peterson

Lisa Petterson | Principal, SRG Partnership, Inc.

Hope Peterson

Izabel Loinaz |Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, University of Oregon  

Izabel Loinaz

Amelia Pape | Adjunct Instructor of Management, Portland State University

Amelia Pape

Marion Powell | Student, Students for Sustainability Composting and Zero Waste Coordinator, Willamette University

Marion Powell

Emily Quinton | Program and Partnership Coordinator, Campus Sustainability Office, Portland State University

Emily Quinton

Alaí Reyes-Santos, PhD | Associate Professor, Dept. of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

Alai Reyes-Santos

Eric Ridenour | Campus Planner, SRG Partnership, Inc.

Eric Ridenour

Margaret Robertson | Author and Professor, Lane Community College

Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson is the author of Sustainability Principles and Practice, 2nd ed.; Communicating Sustainability; and the Dictionary of Sustainability. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and teaches sustainability at Lane Community College, where she is also a coordinator of the Sustainability AAS degree program.

Josh Salsbury | Food Pantry Campus Outreach Coordinator, Western Oregon University

Josh Salsbury

Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College  

Briar Schoon

Colin Sexton | Chemical Engineer, NuScale  

Heidi Sickert | Chair, Sustainability Practices for Academics and Resources Council (SPARC), Portland Community College

Heidi Sickert

William Silva | Director of Preconstruction, Swinerton Builders

William Silva

Amira Smith | Marketing and Outreach, Sustainability Office, Oregon State University  

Amira Smith

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

Riley Turner | Director of Eco-Social Justice, Portland Community College Cascade Campus

Riley Turner

Claire Verstrate | Student, Students for Sustainability Lead Coordinator, Willamette University

Claire Verstrate

Seth Vidaña | Director of Sustainability, Western Washington University  

Seth Vidana

Joao Vilca Soto | Sustainability Student Club President, Cascadia College

Joao Vilca Soto

Sean Watts | Owner, Sean Watts Consulting

Sean Watts

Luhui Whitebear | PhD Candidate, Assistant Director, NAL Eena Haws, Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Oregon State University

Luhui Whitebear

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