Mark Giordano is the director of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service STIA (Science, Technology, and International Affairs) program. Previously, he was the Managing Director of the Sri Lanka based International Water Management Institute and worked under the USDA as a trade economist. Mark’s work focuses mainly on water as it relates to many of the global, environmental, and international issues we are facing today. He is a recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize (2012), one of the world’s most prestigious awards in the field of water conservation and protection.
Yuki Kato is a professor in the sociology department at Georgetown. She researches and teaches various topics on food, agriculture, and health through and urban sociologists’ lens. Her work has been published in many journals, a few of which include: Symbolic Interactions, Urban Studies, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, and Sociological Inquiry. Currently, she is writing a book called Cultivating the City: Urban Agriculture in Post-Katrina New Orleans, which addresses the major change in agriculture, as well as solutions to combat the urban issues that follow such a transformation.
Randall Amster is a professor of the Justice and Peace Studies department at Georgetown and the Faculty Coordinator of the Core Pathways initiative. His focus is on environmental justice and environmental peace building through nonviolence. Randall’s publications and research includes topics on political theory, social and environmental justice, climate justice, intersectionality and ecology, community and sustainability, and the justice implications of contemporary technology.
Laura Anderko is a former member of the EPA, CHPAC, National Drinking Water Association Committee, and the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee’s (NEJAC). Currently, she is a member of National Environmental Health Partnership Council (APHA/CDC), the Mid-Atlantic Health Equity Council for the Office of Minority Health (HHS). Laura was honored as a White House Champion in the area of Climate Change and Public Health.