Agents of Change in Environmental Justice

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice brings you the voices and stories of next generation environmental health and justice leaders from underrepresented backgrounds.

All Episodes

Dr. Lariah Edwards joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how inadequate and outdated chemical regulation is leaving us all exposed to harmful compounds in our makeup, food wrappers, and other products

Dec 1

37 min 8 sec

Dr. Daniel Carrión joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss inequities in global energy access and how an increase in heat waves is worsening this injustice.

Nov 17

42 min 15 sec

Dr. Max Aung and Dr. Tracey Woodruff join the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to how and why they use their science to drive policy change on harmful environmental chemicals.

Nov 3

46 min 4 sec

Dr. Carlos Gould joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the environmental justice implications of indoor biomass burning and air pollution.

Oct 20

42 min 52 sec

Dr. Pallavi Pant joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss combatting air pollution in India, and how she’s working to elevate the voices of fellow female scientists.

Oct 6

40 min 26 sec

Azmal Hossan joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss climate change and the ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Sep 22

44 min 8 sec

Tatiana (Tots) Height, joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss importance of urban planning when thinking of environmental health, and how’s she pushing for equity in environmental access and education.

Aug 31

40 min 19 sec

Dr. Ami Zota and Dr. Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne discuss Netflix's "The Chair" and what it says about diversity in academia.

Aug 30

37 min 38 sec

Deniss Martinez joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the importance of incorporating Indigenous knowledge into wildfire management.

Aug 25

40 min 34 sec

Dr. MỹDzung Chu joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the intersection of housing security and public health.

Aug 11

55 min 6 sec

The microphone is turned today as host Brian Bienkowski joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss environmental justice reporting, how this podcast came together, and plans to grow the program.

Jul 28

40 min 44 sec

Agents of Change fellow Abrania Marrero spoke to her parents and younger sister about where they are from and how the people and places dearest to them have shaped their identity. You'll hear from Luz, Abraham, and Fabiola shed light on their own lives and what is, perhaps, a more universal experience--living away from home. Hear their voices, their stories, and feel the power of place.

Jul 22

9 min 57 sec

Kartik Amarnath joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss his work and advocacy in community self-determination, empowerment, and environmental justice.

Jul 14

53 min 12 sec

Misbath Daouda joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the importance of incorporating community input, knowledge, and advocacy at every step of clean energy research.

Jun 30

41 min 36 sec

Dr. Regan Patterson joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her research and advocacy for transportation reparations and justice.

Jun 16

35 min 46 sec

Dr. Reginald Tucker-Seeley joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss what impacts our health beyond lifestyle choices, and how racism remains a significant threat to public health.

Jun 2

29 min 32 sec

Dr. Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss his wide-ranging training in environmental research, medicine, and public policy and how he plans to use all of it to make people and communities healthier.

May 19

35 min 52 sec

Agents of Change founder and director Dr. Ami Zota sat down with Dr. Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang to discuss fertility, environmental chemicals, and reproductive justice.

May 5

43 min 55 sec

Abrania Marrero joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the increasing push for food security and sovereignty in Puerto Rico, and how the island’s relationship with the U.S. mainland has impacted its residents’ health.

Apr 21

34 min 18 sec

Dr. Veena Singla joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the often-arduous path of turning science into policy, and finding confidence and a voice as a scientist.

Apr 7

44 min 34 sec

April Ballard joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss finding her identity as a researcher, and her human-centered approach to science and community outreach.

Mar 24

43 min 45 sec

Dr. Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss breaking down barriers in receiving her Ph.d. and the importance of centering research on the health of communities.

Mar 10

35 min 54 sec

Krystal Vasquez joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her work as a chemist teasing out the big impacts from tiny compounds, and the often-neglected intersection of pollution and people with disabilities.

Feb 22

34 min 47 sec

Oreoluwa Badaki joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her work as an educator around the world, and the importance of “cultural ways of knowing and being.”

Feb 8

46 min 2 sec

Brianna VanNoy joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her experiences and work on representation in research, and bridging the worlds of medicine and health justice.

Jan 25

37 min 7 sec

Dana Williamson joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the crucial role of social science in examining the impact of environmental justice research and on-the-ground work.

Jan 11

25 min 19 sec

Michelle Gin joined the podcast and talked about being a first-generation college graduate, what it’s like working with businesses while also holding them accountable, and strategies for communicating environmental risk to different populations.

Dec 2020

38 min 4 sec

Ans Irfan joined the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to talk about his path from Pakistan to public health—and how the field can and should place equity and justice at its core.

Dec 2020

53 min 46 sec

EHN.org and The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health bring you the voices of next generation environmental health leaders. In episode 1, Agents of Change in Environmental Justice editor Brian Bienkowski speaks with founder and program director Ami Zota.

Nov 2020

31 min 40 sec