Climate Action Fellow – Outreach- Nancy Sanchez
As an anthropologist, Nancy focused her academic career on Archaeology learning about indigenous cultures and the importance of diverse voices in the museum field. While she was highly interested in archaeology, her love for environmental work and community engagement led her to focusing on environmental anthropology. Nancy joined Climate Action Santa Monica (CASM), as a Climate Action Fellow through the Californians for All Youth Workforce Development Program. In her position she helps run CASM’s Climate Corps Program, conducts outreach for the Westside Mobility Project, and organizes the Santa Monica Climate Action Network (SAMOCAN) online educational forums. She is working with the Office of Sustainability and volunteers on zero waste, aiming to reduce the climate impact of waste in landfills, and from plastics that are made of fossil fuels and that pollute our ocean. As an environmental anthropologist she is interested in the connection between humans and the environments which they inhabit, especially how humans are adapting to the effects of climate change.
Nancy Sanchez earned her B.A. in Anthropology from California State University Dominguez Hills and has done graduate studies at California State University Los Angeles.