Leading environmental justice advocate, Vernice Miller-Travis, joins the MG team as an executive vice president.
Vernice is one of the nation’s experts, pioneers and most respected thought leaders on environmental justice. She is a deeply skilled practitioner in multicultural engagement and organizational culture change. She has significant expertise in clean air, land, and water regulatory systems, and environmental and urban planning.
For more than 30 years, Vernice has been a leading proponent of environmental justice and equitable and sustainable development, at the nexus between civil rights and environmental enforcement.
She was recently awarded the Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award from the Sierra Club, which recognizes individuals who have done outstanding work in the area of environmental justice.
She has a deep understanding of community-based planning and restoration and capacity building around cross-cultural conflict resolution through her work as a lead trainer supporting clients such as the Georgetown Climate Center, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, EPA’s Urban Waters, Chesapeake Bay and Near-ports Capacity Building Programs, as well as drafting national guidance to facilitate partnership building among state and federal agencies and local organizations.
Read this conversational interview by Earthjustice to learn more about Vernice’s story and why she is a longtime environmental justice advocate.
Vernice will be joining the MG team in our Washington, D.C., office leading our work in environmental justice, environmental stewardship and climate change. Learn more about Vernice by reading her full bio here.