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Education

Nilmini Silva-Send

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Nilmini Silva-Send

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Senior Policy Analyst - Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD

Nilmini Silva-Send is the senior policy analyst at USD's Energy Policy Initiatives Center, where she contributes research and analysis to EPIC's ongoing energy and climate change projects. Currently she is researching energy use and costs and benefits of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. Silva-Send has conducted legal and technical analysis of environmental laws in Europe and the U.S. throughout her career. She has also taught upper level and graduate level international law courses in Germany. ... Read more about Nilmini Silva-Send

Rachel Kornak

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Rachel Kornak

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Founder - EmergingGISLeaders.org

I'm currently the Lead Instructor of Environmental Applications of GIS, an elective in Penn State's Online Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, a Technical Consultant for a collaborative research initiative at the University of Michigan, and the Founder & Director of Emerging GIS Leaders.  I'm also a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) ... Read more about Rachel Kornak

Jim Stone

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Jim Stone

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Executive Director - Walk San Diego

Jim's career in environmental education and sustainability has spanned more than 30 years. Before joining the staff of WalkSanDiego he served as Vice President of Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum where he was responsible for developing education programs and exhibitions that focused on the plants, animals and habitats of Southern California and the Baja peninsula.  Jim sits on the Board of Directors of California Walks, a state-wide pedestrian advocacy organization. ... Read more about Jim Stone

Healy Vigderson

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Healy Vigderson

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Executive Director - Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Healy Vigderson is the Executive Director of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Healy comes to us from the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, serving most recently as Assistant Director, where she oversaw education and outreach programs designed to support families with chronic health conditions. She also managed creative fundraising events and led an advocacy team on legislative issues at the State Capitol. Healy has a background in Ecology and worked in North Central Chile on Desertification projects near the Atacama Desert. ... Read more about Healy Vigderson

Teddy Cruz

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Teddy Cruz

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Architect and Urbanist, Professor - University of California, San Diego

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He obtained a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University in 1997. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. In 1991 he received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, by the Canadian Center of Architecture and the London School of Economics. ... Read more about Teddy Cruz

Ralph Keeling

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Ralph Keeling

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Director, Scripps CO2 Program - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Ralph Keeling is the current program director of the Scripps CO2 Program. He is also a Professor and the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at SIO.   Keeling’s research has focused primarily on atmospheric processes but he has recently turned also to studying oxygen in the ocean. ... Read more about Ralph Keeling

Susan Tinsky

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Susan Riggs Tinsky

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Director - San Diego Housing Federation

Susan Riggs Tinsky is the Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation. In this capacity, her primary goal is been to promote the creation of safe, stable, and healthy housing that is affordable to lower income families and people in need. Prior to joining the Federation, she worked as an attorney with law firm Best, Best & Krieger, LLP, where her specialization was affordable housing and redevelopment law. Additionally, she worked for the San Diego Housing Commission from 2001-2004. ... Read more about Susan Tinsky

Jack Crittenden

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Jack Crittenden

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Founder - Our City San Diego

Founded Cypress Magazines in 1991, with the launch of National Jurist, a magazine for law students. We launched a new magazine - Our City San Diego in September 2012.   Jack is responsible for all aspects of the publication:  editorial planning and strategy, editing and reporting. ... Read more about Jack Crittenden

Carl Nettleton

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Carl Nettleton

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Founder - Nettleton Strategies

Carl is a communications and government affairs professional known for his ability to provide critical insight and strategic problem solving to both old and new issues. He regularly brings clients innovative ideas and fresh ways to look at their issues. ... Read more about Carl Nettleton

Scott Murray

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Scott Murray

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President - Slow Food San Diego

Scott A. Murray, an organic farmer for 32 years, was a delegate to the 2004 and 2006 Terra Madre conferences in Turin, Italy. As agriculture program director and teacher at San Pasqual Academy for Foster Teens, he created the school’s Organic and Sustainable farm project with funding from Slow Food San Diego’s 2005 and 2006 annual Orfila fundraising events and other sources. Scott consults on the conversion of chemically managed farms to Organic and Sustainable agricultural practices. ... Read more about Scott Murray

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