"Bea is a Black-Indigenous activist hailing from rural Maine and currently residing on the West Coast. Her coursework at Goddard College is in Sustainability, with a focus in water rights and environmental racism and justice. Bea is passionate about reconnecting people of color with nature, and speaks nationally on barriers and access to the environment. She was awarded the 2016 Student of the Year from the Maine Environmental Education Association, and this year is a Conservationist of Color Emerging Leader with the SHIFT Jackson Hole conservation summit.
Raised by her single mother, who navigated raising three mixed kids in a small town while working multiple jobs and pursuing higher education, Bea interned with the Workplace Justice team at MomsRising inspired to end workplace discrimination and economic injustice on behalf of her family and community.
She is also a body-positive plus-size model and serves on the Board of Directors and Development Committee at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health."