• Bonnie Perkins, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Engineer, Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems
• Miriam Lansky, Continuous Improvement Manager, Olympus Corp.
• Sarah Donovan, CEO and President, I. G. Marston Co., Inc.
• Mariana McCormick, Vice President, Business Development, MassDevelopment
Moderator: Cristina Gutierrez, Communications Officer, Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Massachusetts’ Chapter and, PTC University Technical Instructor
Sybrina Fulton, who earned a bachelor's degree in English from Florida Memorial University, is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. Her book, co-authored with Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, shares the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience.
Eddie Bautista is an accomplished leader who, over decades, has made a major impact on climate and environmental justice policy and activism. Bautista has a B.A. from New York University, an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and was a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. For more information on the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, visit www.nyc-eja.org.
Dilshanie Perera is the Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in Climate and Inequality at The Climate Museum, and can be found at www.dilshanieperera.com. For more information on public programs at The Climate Museum, please sign up for their newsletter here.