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Women in Scientific & Environmental Professions Speaker Series

Workshop:  Building a Better Fieldwork Future: Preventing & Managing Sexual Harassment & Assault in the Field Sciences

Thursday, April 15, 7-8:30 pm-Space will be limited.  Please Register Here.

Presenter: Dr. Amanda Adams, Conservation Research Program Manager, Bat Conservation International and Lecturer, Biology, Texas A&M University. 

Fieldwork is an important and often necessary component of many scientific disciplines, yet research suggests that it presents a high-risk setting for incidents of sexual harassment and assault. The Building a Better Fieldwork Future (BBFF) Program involves a 90-minute workshop developed by a team of field researchers at UC Santa Cruz. It identifies the unique risks posed by fieldwork and offers a suite of evidence-based tools for field researchers, instructors, and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical intervention scenarios, this workshop guides participants on how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Armed with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field scientists. 

Collaborating Office:
 ESF Women’s Caucus and Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-based Opportunities (CAMINO) at UC-Santa Cruz.

Conversation with Veronica Davis

Thursday, April 22, 4:30-5pm. Please Register Here.

Veronica Davis is a civil engineer who is passionate about transportation and community development. She is the current Director of Transportation and Drainage Operations for the City of Houston, responsible for maintaining and improving the infrastructure that spans Houston’s 671 square miles.

Ms Davis has nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation planning. She is an Entrepreneur and Civil Engineer, co-founding Nspiregreen, LLC., which manages Community, Multimodal Transportation, and Environmental planning and consulting. While at Nspiregreen, she led the Vision Zero Action Plans for Washington, DC and the City of Alexandria. She co-founded Black Women Bike, an organization and movement which builds a community and interest in biking among black women through education, advocacy and recreation. Veronica was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012 for her professional accomplishments and advocacy.

Davis graduated with Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Engineering and a Master of Regional and Urban Planning, Land Use and Environmental Planning from Cornell University. She completed graduate work towards a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland College Park. She serves on the committees for Transportation Research Board, the board for America Walks, as well as technical advisory boards at the University of Maryland and Cornell University.

This conversation is part of ESF’s Earth Week programming as well as a bonus installment of the 2021 WiSE Professions Speaker Series.



Presented by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The ESF Women's Caucus, with the assistance of other offices and programs at ESF and Syracuse University.

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