Scientist Sentinels: Civic Engagement and Leadership Program

This program brings together scientists working at the nexus of environment and civic engagement to advance the role of science in the United States, inspire their peers, and support evidence-based decision making at the local level and beyond. 

When scientists are at the table alongside local community decision makers, we get more informed solutions that have a greater chance of success. We are growing a network of leaders who bring their whole selves to their science and engagement, and who apply their diverse perspectives to solving urgent challenges.  By engaging with community leaders, resource managers and policy makers, scientists can advance durable, innovative solutions that build a better future for the United States and its diverse peoples and environments.

Past Cohorts

2020 Science Sentinals

Adelle Monteblanco

Middle Tennessee State University

Cerissa Hoglander

Grand Canyon Trust

Dawn Davis

University of Idaho

Emmanuel Garcia

City University of New York - Graduate Center

Joshua Drew

State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Juan Aguilera

University of Texas at El Paso

Juliann Aukema

U.S. Agency for International Development

Karen Bailey

University of Colorado Boulder, Environmental Studies Progra

Karina Sanchez

University of Northern Colorado

Kristina Young

University of Texas at El Paso

Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz

University of Vermont

Mónica Medina

Pennsylvania State University

Priya Shukla

University of California, Davis, and Forbes Science

Sara Kross

Columbia University, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology

Tom Iwanicki

University of Hawai'i


Dr. Adelita G. Cantu

Dr. Amanda Fencl

Dr. Anne Hilborn

Dr. Carlos M. De León-Rodríguez

Dr. Laura E. Martinez

Melissa Watkinson

Michelle Del Rio

Dr. Mohamed Yakub

Nicholas Santos

Dr. Paula Stigler Granados

Dr. Ramesh Laungani

Dr. Sarah Evanega

Dr. Se Jin Song

Shayle Benjamin Matsuda

Dr. Vijay Limaye

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